18 February 2015
It is already a few years that Fernando and Humberto Campana have dedicated themselves to anatomy, dissecting not human remains, but dolls. They have used the legs and arms of celluloid dolls as porcelain moulds, creating a table centrepiece for Bernardaud, a historical brand of Limoges, consisting of a mixture of chubby legs and arms with a gold and silver finish. Among one of their latest creations is a series of Martian creatures formed by a hybridisation of dolls, stuffed animals and robots. The conversion to horror opens a new page in their already voluminous biography, revealing a fantasy ever more disconnected from relevance and functionality. Fuelled by Brazilian nature, which they always describe as miraculous and monstrous, they are now changing from design to art forms in balance between naive and horror.