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Punk Rock Boys

Punk Rock Boys

by Fernando Carpaneda


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"Punk Rock Boys" is a catalog of 21 acrylic portraits depicting the contemporary punk rock generation in New York City. This collection is part of a series of works depicting the current New York hardcore scene. Fernando Carpaneda began his career at age thirteen painting landscapes and unpretentious portraits. He honed his craft and talent with every new piece created. Today, the young boy has become a man, his acclaimed art ever growing with international recognition and appreciation! The lack of social acceptance of "underground" and street culture depicted in his work made the early years of Fernando's career in Brasilia difficult to say the least. When a renowned art gallery owner suggested changes in Fernando's works to make them ''fit better", Carpaneda broke with the conventionality of art galleries and took off for a far more personal and radical artistic journey. He began to exhibit in unofficial spaces or just simply in the streets, he often got his inspiration from these very same places. With aggressive creativity and the unusual use of unorthodox materials (often coming from disposal), Carpaneda had finally established his art drawn from the streets. He was invited to participate in a collective exhibition at the infamous CBGB Gallery in New York in the year of 2000. CBGB's scene was definitely a door-opener for Carpaneda and paved his way to enter the international art circuit. Fernando Carpaneda was one of the first Brazilian artists, if not THE first one, to disseminate and systematically display punk art and homoerotic art. His voracious engagement in the cause of diversity and punk culture led him to exhibit at: Art Basel in Miami, the Tom of Finland Foundation in California, The Stax Museum of American Soul Music in Memphis and The Leslie Lohman Museum in New York. His works are included in multiple art collections, galleries

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ISBN-13: 9781366937377
Publisher: Blurb
Publication date: 10/22/2016
Pages: 24
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.06(d)

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