fernando and humberto campana present their second solo show at friedman benda gallery new york, uncovering the concept of ‘hybridism.’ the collection of sculptural furniture pieces draw inspiration from the brothers’ daily lives and natural surroundings. each objet d’art represents a seamless melding of personal ideals and creative, artistic techniques.

campana brothers hybridism
friedman benda gallery displays the work of fernando and humberto campana in ‘hybridism’
image courtesy of friedman benda and estudio campana, image by dan kukla

 

 

humberto campana describes, ‘with this exhibition we are playing much more with sculpture than with functionality. we manifest a dialogue between designer, artist, and sculptor. fernando and I try to jump into the assemblage process unconsciously, allowing us a freedom and immediacy that goes beyond our practice to date.’ recently, the brothers have researched and experimented with new materials and novel means of productions — collaborating with international artisans and local brazilian craftsmen. 

campana brothers hybridism
the exhibition mixes culture with functionality
image courtesy of friedman benda and estudio campana, image by dan kukla

 

 

this campana brothers exhibition at friedman benda gallery explores the artistic process in more detail, with the objects’ primary inspirations stemming from the artists’ daily activities. humberto’s morning runs through sãn paolo’s many parks exposed him to a complex matrix of urban development and natural landscapes, which then manifests in the artists’ choice and manipulation of the materials. 

campana brothers hybridism
inspiration for these artworks come from the brothers’ daily lives
image courtesy of friedman benda and estudio campana, image by dan kukla

campana brothers mix materials and methods of making for 'hybridism' at friedman benda
branches sofa, 2017
cast bronze | woven fabric |40 x 138 x 42 inches | 102 x 350.5 x 107 cm | edition of 8
image courtesy of friedman benda and estudio campana, photo by fernando laszlo

campana brothers hybridism
noah bench, 2017
cast aluminum | woven fabric |41.25 x 101 x 42 inches | 105 x 256.5 x 107 cm | edition of 8
image courtesy of friedman benda and estudio campana, photo by fernando laszlo

campana brothers hybridism
noah bench, 2017
cast aluminum | woven fabric |41.25 x 101 x 42 inches | 105 x 256.5 x 107 cm | edition of 8
image courtesy of friedman benda and estudio campana, photo by fernando laszlo

campana brothers hybridism
noah candleholder, 2017
cast aluminum | 50.5 x 14.5 x 12 inches | 128 x 37 x 30.5 cm | series of 25
image courtesy of friedman benda and estudio campana, photo by fernando laszlo

campana brothers hybridism
noah candleholder, 2017
cast aluminum | 50.5 x 14.5 x 12 inches | 128 x 37 x 30.5 cm | series of 25
image courtesy of friedman benda and estudio campana, photo by fernando laszlo

campana brothers hybridism
autumn sofa, 2017
cast iron | woven fabric | 31 x 124 x 32 inches | 80 x 315 x 81 cm | edition of 8
image courtesy of friedman benda and estudio campana, photo by fernando laszlo

campana brothers hybridism
autumn sofa, 2017
cast iron | woven fabric | 31 x 124 x 32 inches | 80 x 315 x 81 cm | edition of 8
image courtesy of friedman benda and estudio campana, photo by fernando laszlo

campana brothers hybridism
noah side table, 2017
cast aluminum | 22.5 x 20.5 x 15 inches | 57 x 52 x 38 cm | edition of 8
image courtesy of friedman benda and estudio campana, photo by fernando laszlo

 

campana brothers mix materials and methods of making for 'hybridism' at friedman benda
noah wall shelf, 2017
cast aluminum | bronze | 34 x 73.25 x 16.75 inches | 86.5 x 186 x 42.5 cm | edition of 8
image courtesy of friedman benda and estudio campana, photo by fernando laszlo

campana brothers hybridism
noah wall shelf, 2017
cast aluminum | bronze | 34 x 73.25 x 16.75 inches | 86.5 x 186 x 42.5 cm | edition of 8
image courtesy of friedman benda and estudio campana, photo by fernando laszlo

campana brothers hybridism
sereia pirarucu, 2017
cast bronze | pirarucu leather | 38 x 108 x 46 inches | 96.5 x 274 x 117 cm | edition of 8
image courtesy of friedman benda and estudio campana, photo by fernando laszlo