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Caio Fern , acrylic on canvas 2012, I am back, baby !!! Where did I go ?

I am back !!! from nowhere.

I tried to take a break, but these days I spent all the time I had in the studio, preparing canvasses, taking photos, working of the lamps, cleaning…… putting on weight……..
At least I spent a week do not trying to paint.
Do you know when you feel remorse for not be doing something and you don’t even know very well what it is ? I felt this way all the time, so today I decided to wake up very early and paint. To Paint this : TA DAHH !!!!
I don’t think it is one of my favorites, but I know I like it. So for today I can say I am satisfied, right? Não.



few pics from the Welter Studio.




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Caio Fern, acrylic on canvas 2012.


an old blues and silly punk-rock song by Caio Fern, 2012.

Do you know when you see those rockers from 50’s, 60’s, 70’s… that have a very well defined style but on one song or two decide to visit their origins and compose a blues? Or the 90’s composers doing the same with punk-rock? This is how I feel all the time I decide to paint visiting this expressionist style. Let’s be sincere, these are my roots, expressionism from Munch to the first generation of german expressionism and then Baselitz were the first inspiration of my life. So from times to times I paint these old values and feel like home.
I remember the first time I saw an Edvard Munch exhibition, I wasn’t painting at that time yet. I spent the first day looking to the works for 5 hours. The security team got a bit concerned and started to stay near me with radios communicating about my moves, hahah!!! On the next day I went there again and spent more 7 hours. I memorized every single brush stroke of all his works in the 3 rooms it was exhibited.
In 1999 I painted a lot what could be considered expressionist art, but there it already had my own style in bloom. (check the 1999 paintings here :http://silentspots.blogspot.com/2009/10/1999-acrylic-on-canvas-by-caio.html).
So here it is: an old blues by Caio. Or silly punk-rock by Fern. You choose.

It is weird, on my last works it has been very hard to paint and keep my mind calm, I’ve been attacked by memories and even strange thoughts of rage and violent ways to deal with horrible feelings. But at the end I solve everything in my mind and chest, I forgive all that was done and clear my mind from the internal hell. It releases me. So my last paintings have been like exercises of personal freedom where I dig out all the hidden hounds and ghosts, fight with then, heal, forgive and get rid of. Hope for ever.

Caio Fern, acrylic on canvas 2012

Caio Fern, acrylic on canvas , 2012, FAIR EYES IN LEWISHAM.

Caio Fern , acrylic on canvas 2012 – Fair eyes in Lewisham.

So… I started this work last night at 9:00, I only painted the shoe as it was the only thing I had clear in my mind… this shoe had to be present.
If you have followed my work for a while, have already noticed this model of shoe on my photos, books and paintings. It is because it has been 10 years, almost eleven, that I only used the same model of shoe. What can I say, I like it. It is cheap, and you can use in an occasion, from fancy parties to… I even climbed mountains and went to the beach wearing these shoes.
After to have finished the shoe I spent the whole night awaken looking to it. I loved. Suddenly it was already 3:00 pm.
I slept fast and woke up in a hurry at 5:30, or 6:00… then I painted the face… I dreamed with this painting.
wow, it is Monday and I have to take a shower and go to work. People says money doesn’t just drop from sky… it is a big fat lie, it does, money falls on my head all the time, it has been always a huge Bless in my life, Thank you Jesus, always taking care of me ;)….. but I must to keep this job anyway.

I wrote the ” FAIR EYES IN LEWISHAM” last night. It was a nice coincidence because this morning Lewisham just blinked and said hello to me.
Fair Eyes in Lewisham = a new song.