Carpaneda Underground, New York Member Since April 2009 Artist Statement Fernando Carpaneda Extreme Sculptor-NYCTV New York's Entertainment and News
Brazilian born Fernando Carpaneda is an incredible clay sculptor. His themes are of the human form in its normal activities. Let me put it in his own words:
“I make portraits of rent boys, punks, junkies, thieves and outcasts... Instead of attaching myself to muses, I focus on male nudes to compose my art pieces, having the human being, the masculine, as my main goal in my work.All my portraits are like a relic, a holy place, a moment caught in time. I use objects that have a connection to the portrayed person to composing my work, such as cigarette butts, condoms, beer cans, underwear, semen, and empty toothpaste boxes. In other words, things, that are part of these people's real world, and my own. I use such objects and remains as a beginning for my portraits”
The absolute realistic miniature sculptures are rapturous and amazing. I was stunned.
The talent of Fernando’s eye is only matched by the execution with his hands bringing forth creations that will threaten your idea of real and imaginary. Surrealistic reality based construction brought to staggering heights.