Art has been part of René's life since childhood, however being an artist in the 80's was not an option for a young man from the emerging middle class. However the hunter and executive learned to coexist, sometimes in a fierce battle, sometimes encouraging each other. Anyway, both are and are protagonists of this story.
René is originally from São Paulo, Brazil, one of the biggest cities in the world. São Paulo is messy, polluted, full of concrete, with a population of over 12 million people without many green areas. Oddly enough, that gray landscape does not stop São Paulo from being Brazil's cultural center.
René was born during the military dictatorship, known as the dark age of Brazilian history, full of repression, violence, and fear, despite referred as the “Brazilian miracle” due to the artificially economic growth.
Amidst this chaotic period filled with protests and persecution, René's childhood took place in Brooklin, a middle class neighborhood surrounded by friends, who are still together today.
His ability with drawing and painting emerged at the age of 10 and due to his creative, free and rebellious spirit, his parents choose a public "vocational school", an alternative educational method focused in development of the students' skills. This decision was quite decisive in his life.
Solid artistic background
At "Vocational", René studied art from 12 to 16 years old, with a daily half period entirely dedicated to art. His technical background included many techniques exploration, as well as theoretical basis.
René started his career in creation at advertising agencies, but he settled in the publishing market as an editor and publisher. He became a high-performance executive, occupying senior executive positions in large companies in the sector. In 2017 he became a technology entrepreneur and at the end of 2019 he decided to dedicate himself intellectually to art and his career as a visual artist.
Plastic Arts: Vocational College / 1979
Bachelor of Social Communication, ESPM / 1985
International Executive MBA, FIA / USP 1993
Executive development program, Northwestern University (USA) / 2012
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