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A Closer Look At The Art Of Penabranca

It's quite rare to get a guided tour of a gallery by the artist himself! We're pleased to introduce Brooklyn-based Brazilian Visual Artist Penabranca aka Bruno Borges who created the artwork for our Circles Around The Sun release and even more delighted that he decided to share a few of his diverse works with us firsthand. Check them out here.

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Art History:

I studied Graphic Design at the Federal Fluminense Institute, Rio de Janeiro. It’s been 10 years and since the early days, I’ve always found myself making psychedelic imagery and music.

Influences:

Astronomy Illustrations, Milton Glaser, Phillipe Caza, Primitive Tattoos and Body Painting, Sacred Geometry

Curriculum Vitae:

I had the honor and pleasure to work with a wonderful range of independent and other well-known artists: Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Neal Casal, Brandon Boyd, Maserati, Hills, Lorelle Meets the Obsolete, Levitation Room, Botany, Cobalt Cranes, Death Hawks, Glue Trip and many others.

Tattoo Art:

This is crazy. I never thought people would like my creations to the point of taking them with them forever and suddenly a lot of people were sending me photos of their skin with my art. It started slowly and now almost every week someone gets a design of mine tattooed or asks me for a customized one.

I’m not a tattooer though.

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