Fernando Chamarelli Interview
Chamarelli. faultlessly creates paintings with brave and unusual colour palettes that demand a viewer’s attention. You instinctively need to squint and look closer to find, the figures, faces and extravagant birds that tower over the smaller creatures in his paintings. His paintings remind me of harlequin clowns and bright carnival costumes (no doubt connected to the artists Brazilian Background), calmed down his thin and intricate black lining. Chamarelli is a UNESP formed graphic designer, recently being commissioned by sportswear giant Umbro to re-design the Brazilian football shirt crest. He is also an illustrator and painter. He is set to take part in a London Miles group exhibition alongside Ekundayo and Morning Breath in October.
(left)Escambo com yansa 60x90cm (acrylic on canvas)
Q:If you could put a name on your style, what would you call it?
I don´t know, maybe Multicultural art
Q:Around what age and stage were you in your education and career, when you created you distinctive style, how did you know that your style was what best represented you?
Q:What was growing up in
Q:Can you give examples of Brazilian culture that is relevant to your work and are there any other cultures that influence you?
Q:Are there any general undertones or a general theme attached to the works you have done for you upcoming exhibition at London Miles?
In the paintings that I did for London Miles the main theme is about Gods and myths, but each painting has its own history.
Q:What feeling do you like to elicit from your viewers?
Q:How did you first encounter art and when did you decide to pursue it?
Q:When thinking of a piece, do you begin with the subject matter or the general colour palette? Because both elements are powerful in your work.
First I always think about the matter, then I think about the colours.I worry about the colour balance, I like to make sure that similar tones don’t touch each other.
Petroleo 60x90cm (acrylic on canvas
Q:What is your creative process, how do you form your pieces?
First I turn my radio on.
I draw and study the colours on paper.then I draw and paint on the canvas.
Q:What was it like re-designing
The Umbro release a collection of shirts with tribute to the seven teams that have won the World Cup:
Q:If you could only
choose one area to continue working in for the rest of you life would you rather be a graphic designer,
or a painter?
Well, I’d rather be a painter in the morning, and a graphic designer in the evening.
Dono Do Caatinga 60x90cm (acrylic on canvas)
Interview by Tanya Guryel