Featured Artist – Fernando Carpaneda

Fernando Carpaneda is an underground punk artist. He works with clay sculptures and paintings. His main theme is always the human being.His sculptures and paintings capture subjects that reflect the extraordinary side of the human element. Homeless people, punk rockers, pop stars, unknown artists and outcasts are recreated to the minutest detail in his clay sculptures. Parts of the artist’s own clothing are hand tailored into miniature wardrobes. In the style of the 17th century paintings of secular subjects, human hair and modern day relics are incorporated into each piece to reflect a sense of capturing a moment in time. The artist takes his inspiration from the urban element and uses the language of the street along with his own experiences with punk rock and street life. His bold artistic statement as a punk activist is painstakingly expressed through this controversial work. Often sexual in nature, his “In your Face” approach to the acceptance of sexuality and the Punk lifestyle are recreated to provoke and inspire the observer.
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