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We have tickled and teased you lot for weeks with sneak peeks and snippets of Fernando Chamarelli’s upcoming artworks for his show in Berlin and now we can finally reveal the final pieces in all their glory!
Earlier this month Fernando arrived in Berlin to partake Project M/4’s very first Pop Up show in Berlin, a week of events championing the diverse talent of internationally acclaimed innovative contemporary artists and curated by the creative force of Urban Nation Director Yasha Young.
Fernando joined Dabs Myla, C215, Word To Mother, Pixel Pancho and many others to exhibit for the launch of LAX/TXL, a pop up show located in a building usually unoccupied in a prominently residential area in Berlin.
We spoke to the Brazilian Boy with the brushes to find out more about the project:
M: Who approached you to feature in LAX/TXL exhibition?
FC: I have a really good working relationship with the ThinkSpace Gallery in Los Angeles and its co-owner Andrew Hosner. As it turns out he was helping to curate the Project M exhibition and invited me over to partake in the pop up exhibition launch!
M: What inspired your artwork?
FC: For these two pieces I was really inspired by Ancient Mythology. This subject area is so vast, encompassing so many different, interesting aspects — I really felt like I could take the inspiration from this anywhere!
M: Did you face any challenges with your artwork?
FC: It’s funny you ask that because it was in fact the canvases themselves that were the biggest challenge: I have never painted on a canvas so large it wouldn’t fit on my wall, they were both almost 3 meters tall and they were so big I had to paint each of them on the floor! They were honestly the largest canvases I have ever painted.
M: How did you transport it to Berlin?!
FC: Well, that wasn’t too difficult to be honest! I rolled them up, popped them in a tube and took them with me on the plane.
M: Are you happy with the outcome?
FC: Yes, I am very, very happy indeed with the results! One of the best parts of participating in the project was the opportunity to meet other artists alike. I really did make some great people. You should all come next year and join the fun!
Thanks Fernando, we are sure we will!