Fernando de La Rocque

Fernando de La Rocque

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

About Fernando de La Rocque

'Fernando de La Rocque's series of drawings, sculptures, accumulated objects, videos and mixed media seek to restructure our notion of contemporary urban art through a variety of forms. He is continually drawn to explore forbidden subjects, and ways to subvert them.'- by Henry Allsopp, Phillips de Pury, 2011

Collections:

BLOW JOB - TRABALHO DE SOPRO (BLOW JOB -WORK OF BLOWING)
'The relationship between art and illicit drugs has been a long and tumultuous one. Van Gogh's love affair with absinthe ultimately drove the painter mad, Jean-Michel Basquiat lost his battle with heroin, addiction helped transform Damien Hirst into the wealthy leader of new generation rock star artists. Few artists, however, have used illicit drugs as their medium of expression. Fernando de La Rocque's new series changes that. "Blow Job -Work of Blowing," is a collection of groundbreaking paintings done with cannabis smoke.' by Nathan Walters, Rio Times, 2012
The work has since appeared in more than 170 news media worldwide, including BBC World - Latin, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times and many other major papers from China to Indonesia.


COLONIAS (COLONIES)
"His erotic drawings have been applied to many media, from tiles to tea sets to clothing. By pairing traditionally controversial subject matter with such innocuous materials, he provokes discomfort, certainly - but also humour. The ceramic tiles printed with orgiastic, erotic images coloured in colonial blue. Though initially resembling an abstract pattern, closer inspection may result in a laugh or a blush". -by Henry Allsopp, Phillips de Pury, 2011
The work has since appeared in the Jornal do Brasil, O Peru Molhado and on Canal Brasil.


BARATA DE OURO (GOLDEN COCKROACH)
PETSHOP

Education

Beaux Arts major in Sculpture
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro