Born in 1990, Cesar Paradiso, influenced by his father who was a technical designer and encouraged by his mother who was a teacher, has always been interested in visual design. By the age of seven, he was already practising drawing, photography, painting and making sculptures.
As a young man, he enrolled in a Publicity and Propaganda course to further his art knowledge and skills. It was during this time that a friend had encouraged him to get a tattoo despite his family’s disapproval. After the premature death of his parents, Cesar was looking for a way to honour them. To express his grief and mourning, he got two black bands tattooed around his leg.
From that time on, without intending to become a professional in the field, he continued to acquire more tattoos. This opened the door for him to meet the owner of a tattoo studio who, realising his talent, passion and determination to learn, soon offered him an apprenticeship and later a vacancy as a resident artist in his studio.
His versatility as an artist stemmed from the study of painters such as Monet, Picasso, Michelangelo, contemporary artists Basquiat and Shepard Fairey (from Obey) and further graffiti and street art artists.
In terms of the tattoo industry, he is inspired by the work of Mário Duarte and Marone, among others and is very grateful to the other mentors with whom he had the opportunity to learn other styles such as Realism, Old School, Oriental, Micro Realism and Fine Line.
Styles: Old School, Illustrative with variations in stroke thickness, realism, micro-realism and Floral. He likes to work with black ink mostly to create contrasting or dotted shadows.
Favourite things to do: Cesar Paradiso is a great lover of art and the lifestyle that the profession provides. He is also dedicated to the study of human behaviour, loves music, skateboarding and street wear.