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some of the artworks art made inspired by the book Alemaõ by Caio Fern


Book Alemão, written by Caio Fern.
(photo with tea by Crissant)
( photo with book in an inverted image by Gabriella Mirollo )
(photo of the book’s cover by Maren Wieczorek )



Check Caio’s paintings:


The Pictorial Consequence- more than one year later…. by Caio Fern

The Pictorial Consequence- more than one year later…. by Caio Fern

Yes, it has been more than one year…. 13 or 14 months I think ….. that I published The Pictorial Consequence. A book about my work from 1999 to early 2010. I like this book a lot, and many people did like it too because you can see all the pages for free but always appear someone that decides to buy it.
Among all my vast collection of books published ( 3 ) this has been my bestseller 🙂

If you don’t know yet check it out with no fear !
This is my Bookstore :
http://www.blurb.com/user/store/CaioFernandecheck it all for free, leave comments …. and maybe buy one copy!! why not !?


Pictorial Values and No-Narrative on Caio Fern’s work .

Pictorial Values and No-Narrative on Caio Fern’s work .

When I look to a painting of any artist I really don’t care for what is the subject of it . All my attention and concerns go towards the pictorial values . This is the only thing that matters about painting . I don’t care for the subject , style , if is figurative or abstract . All I want is to get involved with the pictorial solutions reached there .
Painting is only about this …. all the rest has been developed by other medias for the last century in many efficient way . All a painter needs to express him/her self is to focus on the values that only exist on painting and develop it in a very personal way .
I only paint figurative works because i like to have a target to reach . I don’t feel satisfied with the process and abstract painting offers me . It is very personal and I believe that I can say it “background-color applys to me exclusively . About the viewers reaction , i would prefer to be an abstract painter as most part of the time the people’s conclusion about my work becomes too literary and descriptive . What annoys me a lot . But I wouldn’t feel pleasure with abstraction as in my particular case it seems a search for solutions that lead to …. nothing specific.
Maybe I have a too man’s mentality and as a hunter I need a purpose to do everything . If i go to the street is because I need to buy food , I never go only for walking , I was genetically developed to only leave the cave when I need to search something . With painting it is very similar , I need an objective , a target to reach , even if I am going to change my mind later and go after another objective …
I could paint any subject but have chosen faces ( not portrait ) because characteristics you can find on any kind of landscape , still life, from the most epic scene to the most personal moment …. you already have on human’s face . All universe is there , anything else is necessary .
But one of my rules for painting … as I dislike people’s conclusions about what I have painted my figurative is not only very personal but extremely ant-narrative .
I do everything to do not let my paintings tell any kind of story . If i paint a face opening its mouth … it is too narrative to me already. Art is art … and any kind of narrative is illustration , literature . When I want literature I write , I don’t paint .
This is a very important characteristic of my work . The lack of begin-middle-end …. even if has movement , it isn’t about time or space but about the existence by itself .
So because of this could people say i am a conceptual painter ? If they want to see by this shallow angle , is fine by me , I don’t care .
But i always repeat and will keep doing it : painting must to talk about painting . It is about pictorial values and nothing else , by this all the self expression can reach its power and truth .
Let the “subjects” for the illustrative artists that are more concerned about the form than the substance .


Beautiful Decay magazine talking about Caio Fern’s painting production.



Julie wrote :
Caio Fernandes mainly paints portraits of faces that hold an incredible amount of intensity behind them. Intensity that could be interpreted as pain, doubt, or realization. Though the intensity we feel from Caio’s paintings compel us with curiosities as to what it all implies, Caio firmly states that the paintings stand for themselves.”


What I really liked about this text are the details. First part that I appreciated was the end : ” Caio Firmly states that the paintings stand for themselves.” It put a smile on my face .


When I was told that my work would be posted at the Beautiful Decay I tried to imagine what would be written about it. I never write about my work , never give any type about the concept or ideas behind it . Even close friends try to take this from me but I never explain . I believe that an artwork that needs a conceptual or explicative text by the side doesn’t need to exist.
Julie captured this and gave me new hopes for my big plan : to make people stop to read the text by the side of the works on galleries, contemporary art institutions, museums and start to look to the artwork .
The prove that my plan works is that now a very smart person that knows art looked to my work and didn’t write any conceptual explanation. When Julie talks about it, describes personal sensations received from of the image .
I don’t want the end of conceptual art . I only want the end of this dictatorship about visual art . I want people after an entire 20th century , returning its eyes to the works and forgetting the “necessity ” of a text behind it, by the side of it , upon it……
I remember my carrier preinternet. All the time I had to do an exhibition, send a note to a news paper or even send a curriculum, it was extremely necessary to have a large complicated text on it . Even better if had an important curator writing on my place . I tried to explain that my work mustn’t have any explanation. More time was waisted explaining that I didn’t want texts than writing or asking important people to write about me .
I remember one exhibition in one gallery in 2001 , maybe the most important individual exhibition of my carrier . The gallerist ( art-dealer ) said that it was impossible to print a fouder or catalog without a text of someone important as I wasn’t very well knew. Ok , I didn’t argue , at the time I was interested to play the game a little bit as important people of the São Paulo’s art marked had an eye on me. So I asked Evandro Carlos Jardim , the untouchable one of the Sao Paulo art world . The guy with highest level of knowledge about art , few in the world can be compared to him and here , when he opens the mouth the rest just shut up … not only this , he was a huge enthusiast of my work and was spreading the news about my existence. So wasn’t a problem to him agree to do this work.
The text Jardin wrote was beautiful , short , precise … and today when I think about my work still remember his words as base of what I do . He really understood the nature of my search and the real values .
When the gallerist and her auxiliar ( that helped as a curator of the gallery ) saw the text , they said that any person could write that . My answer was that if any person could do it , why others had tried but failed so bad?
Even so everything was printed with his text, as was a Jardin’s text. Thank God !!


Thank you Julie . You are the few ones that got what I am doing .
Thank you Beautiful Decay !


Caio Fern.


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Good reason to talk about a briliant photo. Gabriella Mirollo. Alemão inverted.

Life is made of details – Crissant exploding creativity .

Today the phtographer Crissant gave us two huge surprises .
The first one is her book ” LIFE IS MADE OF DETAILS” .
A beautiful book with delicate and strong images that are a real trip. An intimate view of the world that talks with the viewer with kindness. Fascinating .

The second surprise is an online store with cool products as 2011 calendar , posters , mugs , bags…
hahah!! this is amazing , i want to have one too. and i want the calendar , and 2 or 3 of her mugs !!
the name of the store is Coloraysme and you can find here:

Crissant is a Brazilian Phototgrapher and today works with the cinema and fashion Spanish industry living in that country. It is really good to have contact with her work .

Nelbelmorgen by Maren Wieczorek

NEBELMORGEN – the new book by Maren Wieczoreck



I can’t believe . This girl is fatastic , surprising and extremely multi-talended.
Maren has published a book about the fatastic series of photographys at the Baltic Sea.
She said :
” A short walk through a mystic landscape – a foggy early morning at the Baltic Sea. Black and white Photographs will show you the beauty of the sleeping nature”.
this is a really good look , please go to check this . It has 100% the Mein Welt label of quality . Even more quality than my books. hahah! really.
Maren is a really great photographer , the few ones I have a collection here in my house . I have been a huge fan of her work for much more than one year and her work never made me regret to say this . Her work was the chosen one for be the cover of my book Alemão.
I am really happy that now more people have discovered her talent as photographer.
So do yourself a favor and check her book for having a wonderful experience . You will never forget.