Fernando Mastrangelo graduated with an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2004. He has since exhibited throughout the East Coast, with notable stops in Miami, New York, and Boston. Most recently, previews of his La SalvaMara project drew attention at Art Basel Miami. The work is inspired by Central American Gang MS-13, particularly their Olde English and Catholic led imagery. Using human ash, Mastrangelo produces some stirring relief sculpture. Show above is “LA SalvaMara (Laugh Now, Cry Later)” and “LA SalvaMara (Santa Muerte).”
The project also includes full scale sculpture made from gunpowerder, MDF, and automotive paint. Set for a 2010 exhibition at Charest-Weinberg Gallery in Miami.
Special thanks to Adam. View sample sculpture after the jump.