Meet Artist Filipe Neves AKA @Cheveloism
- The end of the Soviet Union had flourished a short time ago, Bill Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States of America, Czechoslovakia was divided - giving rise to the Czech Republic and Slovakia and in Portugal the works for Expo 98 and the CCB opened to the public.
On the radio, Duran Duran's "Ordinary World", Brian Adams' "Please Forgive Me". "Linger" by The Cranberries, "Keep Ya Head Up" by Tupac, "Portrait of a Playboy" by Gabriel o Pensador and "(I Can't Help) Falling In" by UB40.
In Moscow, Shevelov was born. Polyglot and creative, his inspiration draws from his roots, from the multicultural knowledge he has experienced throughout his life.
From the urban life of the Moscow suburbs, to the paradisiacal atmosphere of the Canary Islands, to the Portuguese spirit, from the countryside to the city. From an early age, he gives importance to details, he sees subjectivity in everything he observes.
It assimilates languages, traditions, the Soviet cartoons of Nu Pagadi!, Shurik's adventures, experiences with the elderly and street games.
As a teenager, he immersed himself in urban culture. From hip-hop, from Halloween to Lacy, Racionais MC's and Sabotage, 50Cent to Wu-Tang Clan. From Tags on the walls signed as FN21, to afternoons at the skate park. From Tarantino movies to Transporting, from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas to Requiem for a Dream, plus Cartoon Networks, South Park and Family Guy.
This is what art is for him, the beauty of everyday life, the connection he feels with reality. Everything is surreal.
It awakens knowledge for artists such as Salvador Dalí, Gaudí, Picasso and Eugene de Blaas. Recognized as a kind of “manny little hands”, he made the sawmill his 2nd home for a while. And already half a century old, it began to express itself in digital art.
It emerges with its 1st publication, on March 28th, 2019, Чевеловизм.
Surrealism, Faceless, Pulp Art – The Psychedelic, the Eye and High Culture: The New Contemporary
His journey begins through Surrealism. It was in this aesthetic current of the 20th century, inspired by plastic artists such as Salvador Dali, Renné Magritte, Man Ray, and Terry Gilliam, that seeks to overcome the conventional and traditional perception of reality, developing approaches with psychedelic scenarios, contrasting panoramic views and conjugation of realities .
As in “Flamingos sky” and “Bonsai inna di bubble” , “"sexual eruption", “"The eyes Chico, they never lie", “Vortex” or in terms of animation "DrunkNaut", "Fear and loathing in cosmos" or “Don't ride the white horse".
It is at this stage that his “Eye” collection emerges, this object being a constant and often prominent presence in his works, such as “Cyclopping” or the animation “Watching”. As well as the “Facelees” collection, in a more aesthetic sense of his path, which includes the High theme, starting his graphic connection to the Cannabis plant as a decorative reference of his works. This includes the animated video "Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise- faceless n. 5”.
Later, the Pulp Art collection appears, with a tab linked to COVID-19 and another linked to psychedelic culture. Like “Bananabis”, “Pin-up in the sky”, “Covid-19 is ready, “Only coke is Coca-Cola and only Coca-Cola is coke.” and “The invasion of COVID-19”.
Back to the Basics + Urban Art
Through a new aesthetic reformulation of works from Classical Antiquity, a new aspect of his artistic expression emerges. Integrating Classicist, Academicist, Romanticism, Baroque and Renaissance works – known for their approach to aesthetics in a form of formal and balanced purity, rigorous and often linked to religious and spiritual themes.
Restructuring works by Eugene de Blaas (Academicism) William-Adolphe Bouguereau (Academicism John William Godward (Neoclassicism), Jean-Léon Gérôme (Academicism), Carl Bloch (Academicism and Romanticism), Carlo Dolci (Baroque), in a dynamic of Urban Art, including tattoos, TAG's and graffitied walls and often including cannabis dynamics.
Like the video “Portraits of the white city” with Poem by Napoleão Mira and instrumental by Sam the Kid. Or images like “Mc amen”, “The bouquet by Władysław Czachórski”, “Free your mind of negativity”, “Can i have a hamburger please?” “Pray 4 me”, “Christ conscious”, “The creation of Adam 2.0” (in collaboration with Hier) and “We right here”.
The following prints are collaborations between Chevelov x Amoretti
Title : Naploeon Amoretti by Chevelov 2021
Title : Amoretti Corleone by Chevelov 2021