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Hugo Alberto
He/Him
Cuiabá, Brazil
Hugo Alberto is a visual artist and illustrator from Brazil. His creations stand out for their visual narrative, fluid lines, geometric shapes and extravagant characters full of references to fashion, Brazilian and queer culture. He’s worked with clients such as HBO, Animale, Folx Health, among others. His main influence is nature and how it can be synthesized in its forms. His work often reveals his process of simplifying and exaggerating real shapes, finding geometric shapes in nature and playing with their proportions.
WHAT DID YOU GET IN TROUBLE FOR AS A KID? ANYTHING ADULTS TOLD YOU TO AVOID THAT’S ACTUALLY A BIG PART OF YOUR LIFE NOW?
Putting on my mom’s high heels, haha. Tattoos!
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU NEED A BREAK?
Go to the nearest waterfall with a couple of friends.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DRAW AS A CHILD? WHY DID THAT LODGE IN YOUR HEAD?
I remember drawing the tiger from the Cheetos package in the ‘90s, I just loved the colors and shapes.
WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST ART INSPIRATION? THIS MAY NOT BE VISUAL. LIKE, ANYTHING!
Tarsila do Amaral. She was a Brazilian painter, sculptor, illustrator. She is considered one of the main Latin American modernist artists, in addition to being considered the painter who best achieved Brazilian aspirations and expression in this artistic style.
MORNING BIRD OR NIGHT OWL?
Night owl, for sure. It feels like the earth rotates slower at night, so I get more focused.
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"IT FEELS LIKE THE EARTH ROTATES SLOWER AT NIGHT."
HOW DOES CREATIVITY RUN IN YOUR FAMILY, EVEN IF IT’S NOT DESIGN-RELATED?
My father is always working on something. He loves to work with wood, even not knowing exactly how. In fact, he made the table I use from scratch and somehow it works perfectly.

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