Fernando Carpaneda was named as a Juror's Choice for Visual Art at the 2016 Seattle Erotic Art Festival. "The Rebirth of Punk" sculpture was one of three pieces of art to receive the award. 

The Foundation for Sex Positive Culture is the parent organization and sponsor of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival, as well as many other sex positive events and activites in the greater Seattle area. For over a decade, their mission has been to promote the many ways sex is beneficial through education, outreach, the arts, advocacy, and research programs that serve the public. As proponents of sex positive culture, the Foundation believes that the appropriate uses of sex extend beyond reproduction; they include creating personal pleasure, bonding interpersonal relationships, promoting spiritual growth, and enhancing emotional and physical health. In a sex positive world, everyone has the freedom and resources to pursue a fulfilling and empowering sex life.​ https://www.seattleerotic.org/2016-visual-art-award-winners.




New series of acrylic portraits on canvas 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.




I am pleased to announce that my original acrylic on canvas painting "KEN" has been accepted to be exhibited at "A Quotidian Life: Finding Beauty in the Ordinary" at the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery in New York. The show was curated by Franklin Hill Perrell. Exhibition Juror Franklin Hill Perrell is a well-known art historian, curator, and writer. His career at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor, New York spanned over twenty years, culminating in the title of Chief Curator. There, he curated over fifty major exhibitions and numerous contemporary shows, including Miro & Calder, Chagall, Picasso, School of Paris, American Realism, Between the Wars, Pop & Op, and Surrealism. Recent curatorial activities include Feast for the Eyes (with art by Lichtenstein, Warhol, Oldenburg and Wesselmann), The Garden Party (with art by Chagall, Rivers, Hockney and Tiffany) and Long Island Collects (with art by Degas, Monet, Miro, Renoir and Matisse) at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor, as well as a retrospective of Richard Gachot’s America at the Heckscher Museum in Huntington.

Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery
107 East Deer Park Road Dix Hills, NY 11746

The works of Fernando Carpaneda show us a world of carnal desire, where the line between queer and punk is non-existent. Here, we see men unafraid of embracing their libido and all the dark alleyways it may take them down. His depicts his punks, stripped of their studded leather jackets, tight pants and chains, bared naked to the world, so that we can see who they really are. This is done, less as an act of sexual depravity, and more an expression of their overt and undeniable masculinity. Fernando’s works serve as a reminder that sexuality is a pillar on which both the gay scene and the punk scene have drawn on for support, and despite all the differences, the two scenes will constantly look to one another for inspiration. So whether you’re gay, straight, bi or otherwise, a punk rocker or a scene queen: stay proud, stay true, stay queer.

In our society, people are expected to behave in a certain way. To grow up, go to school, work a soulless dead end job, squirt out a few kids for the good of the commonwealth and do so without question. But occasionally, a person, or a group of people, comes along and they pursue their own path: A path that draws the ire and the contempt of the masses, but also spawns jealousy and the desire for their lives to be so free of monotony. Eventually, these people find one another, and their numbers grow, turning into a community with its own set of ideals, values, beliefs and aesthetics. They turn their backs on the masses, which in turn, peek over their shoulders to catch a glimpse of their lives, and their ways, to see why they are so content to be living a life so different from all others. 

Whether you’re a queer or a punk, it means that you’ve got an attitude that the masses disagree with, and that you’ve dedicated yourself to a life of constant scrutiny. But to be a queer punk means that even among your own kind, you can still be an outsider. As lines are drawn and ideas are solidified, people have been pushed out of either community. This happens for the sake of preserving everyone’s best interests, or to keep the scene “pure.” Despite this, however, we exist, and we walk the line between fringe groups, too gay to be a punk, too hardcore to be a fag. And even though discrimination happens, for every hater you’ll meet ten times as many supporters in the gay community or in the punk scene. No other social circles out there can say that they are as open minded or accepting as ours. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what side you stand on, as long as you’re proud of who you are. Luke Velazquez, Long island, New York.

Five of Fernando Carpaneda`s sculptures were published in the book "Mein Schwules Auge 13" (2016/2017). The book was made in Germany and has 320 pages. This is a fantastic book that shows the current homoerotic art scene around the world. The book is being sold in bookstores across Europe and also in the publisher's website as well as Amazon.de. Edited by Rinaldo Hopf and Axel Schock. http://www.konkursbuch.com/html/schwauge.html



"KEN" Acrylic on Canvas, 20"x24", Year:2017

Fernando Carpaneda is an underground punk artist. He works with clay sculptures and paintings. contemporary artist,sculpture,sculptor,underground art, punk art, lowbrow art 


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"Postcards From The Edge: Posters And Artwork Of The NYC Punk Scene"includes many original flyers and posters from the 1970's to the present. The vibrant, original artwork in the show represents each artist's personal experiences and reflections of the stalwart NYC punk scene, from its’ heyday to still-surviving present. Mediums such as painting, photography, posters and album cover art, artistic fliers, and mixed media work with punk motifs and/or memorabilia will be show. More:


"Love God,Love Creation".Acrylic on Canvas. 8"x 10".2017. 

Ginger Coyote created Punk Globe Magazine in August 1977.This book includes stand-out interviews, with Debbie Harry, Boy George, Joan Rivers, Joe Dallesandro, Andy Warhol, Jamie Oliver (UK Subs), Sid Vicious, Pauley Perrete, Nick Hawk, John Lydon, The Adicts, Glen Matlock, Randy Jones (The Village People) and more. The Illustrations in the book was made by artist Fernando Carpaneda. 

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"KEN" Acrylic on Canvas, 20"x24", Year:2017


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 sculptures and paintings.  

In his 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. More:

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 art acclaiming ever growing international recognition and appreciation! The early years of Fernando's career in Brasilia were not easy due to the strong influence of the "underground" and street culture depicted in his work. Social issues never witstanding. ​In the early years of his career, 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 more personal and radical artistic journey. Beginning to exhibit in unofficial spaces or just simply in the streets, he often got his inspiration from these very same places. At the same time some of the new admirers of his art became stars of international rock music or found fame in the film industry, including Arturo Vega (The Ramones), Leigh De Vries, Ginger Coyote, myself (Manoush) and many others. With aggresive creativity and the unusual use of unconventional materials (often coming from disposal), Carpaneda had finally established his art drawn from the streets after being invited to participate in a collective exhibition at the infamous CBGB`s 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 to name a few. His works are included in multiple art collections, galleries and museums around the world while also appearing in publications as The Best of Punk Globe Magazine, alonside Debbie Harry, Jamie Oliver(UK SUBS),Sid Vicious,Earl Slick,John Lydon,The Adicts,Glen Matlock,Joe Dallesandro,Andy Warhol,Pauley Perrete also in Treasures Of Gay Art, a book featuring Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe, Keith Haring, Jean Cocteau and many others. In June 18, 2012, some of his works were selected and exhibited at Times Square in New York, during the opening of the exhibition Art Takes Times Square. The works were exhibited in 10m² LED panels covering 23 floors (Nasdaq screens, Thomson and Reuters, Clear Channel Spectacolor, and A2aMedia's Port Authority) the exhibition was seen by over 1 million people. Manoush, Tunis.

Fernando Carpaneda at the Launch of THE TREASURES OF GAY ART a book of Leslie Lohman Museum Of Gay and Lesbian Art.The new book, as the unparalleled collection of conspicuously gay art debuts in print for the first time. The publication was guided by renowned curator Peter Weiermair exclusively for The Foundation. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, water colours, photographs and prints from Jean Cocteau to Andy Warhol. The book include works of Neel Bate, Keith Haring, Charles Henry Ford, Andy Warhol, Robert W. Richards, Fernando Carpaneda and many other artists.​​ Published on Mar 11, 2009 by FREAK CHIC.COM. Video by Gazelle.