"ROBERTO CON MATE" -2022 by Clea

This artwork made with acrylic paint on a 40x30cm. big canvas is a portrait of Roberto.

I painted it in June 2022 at the Elbstrand in Hamburg on one of those uncommon sunny days. Roberto is from Chile and it fascinated me how I got so near to his culture of the Mate drinking. He asked me to bring a thermo bottle with hot water and explained to me how it is drunk. Roberto says that everyone who drinks Mate has a personal thermo, cup, and straw, that have huge sentimental value to them. I wanted to depict this moment in a painting and portrayed him at the moment he was drinking his Mate, therefore the title: "Roberto con Mate", which in English means "Roberto with Tea"