Fernando Carpaneda: "PISS IN THE FACE OF CONVENTION! A life of paint, sex and rock `n` roll". 240 pgs, 34 pictures
"The very first time I met Fernando Carpaneda was in 2005, in an art group exhibition at the former CBGB club, in the city of New York. I was already familiar with parts of his work since it had been surrounded with so much politics and religion controversy. Carpaneda is this giant man with very calm gestures, and an extremely polite tone of voice wrapped by a mature wit, he is responsible for these super special visual explicit sex-themed sculptures so rich in details, perfectly crafted to express his message. I was very intrigued by the person behind the mask of the artist."
"To understand Fernando Carpaneda, one needs to learn the underground world where he gets inspiration from for a lot of his superb pieces. In this book, some passages are so deeply raw, that I had to ask myself if that was really what I just read. His personal path to New York asks no excuses and makes no apologies. Carpaneda is a brave artist, his commitment is with his artistic message only, and in "PISS IN THE FACE OF CONVENTION" you can feel the need he has to set him apart from everything that is fake or mediocre."
Gazelle Paulo (writer for FreakChic, founder of Gazelland Magazine, NY nightlife personality)