“just penis” by fernando carpaneda shakes brasilia

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What always has attracted me to Fernando Carpaneda, artistically speaking, is that in his art, the shock value or controversy is only a natural consequence of his point of view. In my opinion, the Brazilian born artist based in New York City, Carpaneda truly has an eye that goes beyond what could be seen as pornography, by many, reaching out for the love he feels and expresses mostly for the male body in all shapes and forms. There is a raw approach allied to a solid craftsmanship that produces intense art that screams sexuality, but with a valid justification for it to exist in his underground world. There are no boundaries, only the beauty of a journey, sometimes a long one, that leaves no room for hesitation normally found in most people. The show JUST PENIS, curated by Rogério Carvalho, is a combination of 117 works; drawings and photographs of penises taken by Fernando of men from all walks of life. It opens today in Brasilia at the Arte XXX Escritorio de Arte.

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As a bonus, there will also be a screening of the movie Gazelle The Love Issue, where Fernando had an important scene with me during one his shows at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, in New York City

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“Gazelle Blue Portrait” by Carpaneda

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Brazilian born artist Fernando Carpaneda – who is based in New York – has made his art more accessible to those who are not able to acquire his coveted original pieces. Fernando has joined “SeeMe Tees” for the SeeMe Times Square Takeover; the art event (Art takes Times Square) in which he took part where participants had their work shown on specially erected digital billboards in the famous New York tourist attraction.
“SeeMe Tees” is a fun way to create your own shirt; Fernando made some of his paintings available (my portrait included :D) for the program. You can select from his paintings and move the art around to fit your taste better. The image can also be printed in the back of the shirt. For more info and to order shirts, just go to FernandoCarpaneda.See.Me

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“CBGB Toilets” by Carpaneda

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Gazelle also write for TheBlot and NewYorkSPY