Brazilian graphic designer and illustrator Fernando Chamarelli opened his solo exhibition “Lost Civilization” at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City, California on August 13, 2011. After initially drawing cartoons, caricatures and portraits Chamarelli eventually became involved in street art and tattooing and it is by merging these different mediums that he creates his art.
“Chamarelli lives in Brazil, a multicultural country of contrasts, many of which are reflected in his work. Everpresent, is the influence of Brazilian popular culture and pre-Columbian indigenous art on the Sao Paulo-based artist. His work includes mosaic, geometric elements, organic forms and harmonic lines connecting symbols, legends, philosophies, religions and customs of ancient and modern civilizations.”
“Lost Civilization runs though September 3, 2011. See more of Chamarelli’s work on Flickr.