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)
Fernando Carpaneda has exhibited in many important group and solo exhibitions internationally including: Art Takes Miami/SCOPE - During Art Basel/Miami (2012), Bridge Art Fair/During Art Basel/Miami - represented by The Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, Miami (2008), “Back to the Bowery ” group show with Andy Warhol Superstars - CB’s 313 Gallery - CBGB - Noho, New York (2005), The Tom of Finland Foundation, “Erotic Art Fair”, New York (2005), Mocada Museum - Brooklyn,New York (2001), "We are a Museum" - The Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art - Soho, New York, (2011), The Erotic Heritage Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada (2008), The Cherry Grove Walk - MT-Guided by Peter Downes, Deputy Director of Brooklyn Museum and curated by The Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, Fire Island, New York (2008), “Todos Somos Um” - Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation, FAAP and ESMPU, Brasília, DF, Brazil (2008), MF Gallery Genova "VOGLIO IL TUO TESCHIO", Italy (2009), among others.
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