Mão, visual artist from Brasília, Brazil. Photography © Mão

1.Tell us what you do and your beginnings.

I am an artist and illustrator born in Brasília, Brazil. As a kid, I used to draw characters from the Simpsons and create small comic books.

However, my focus shifted when I started playing basketball and went to the U.S. for college. After graduating in Mathematics and Computer Engineering, my passion for art started growing again, so I went back to the drawing flow and started to sell my work to friends and acquaintances. In 2016, I decided to resign from my job as a programmer and dive into my art career.

Nowadays, I work creating illustrations and developing commissioned graffiti murals. The diversity of colours present in most of my works is mixed with tendencies, nature elements, and the urban routine originating something new. Street art is one of my main sources of inspiration.