"My sculptures are connected directly to my lifestyle and my position as an artist within gay culture and within the punk movement. My sculptures are a public diary, where I represent the way I live, and the people that I have met at some moment of my life"-Fernando Carpaneda
"PISS IN THE FACE
A life of paint,
sex and rock `n` roll"
the art of
Brazilian born sculptor Fernando Carpandeda, based in NYC, is one of the first Brazilian visual artists to divulge and exhibit systematically homoerotic works. What amazed me is that each man has own its charactor with highly detailed work (make-up, hair, tattoo, outfits...etc) from a mixture of gay art with the punk movement and street culture he discribes as underground scene, which are somehow attractive subject to me. His miniature men are photogenic in all angles to look from. Fernando is a talented artist who is not afraid of challenging the boundaries of artistic practice and confronting viewers with the issues of stigma and division in modern society. source