Introducing the talented Rafael Oliveira dos Santos, creator of Gigantes Arts in Brazil.
It’s always a pleasure when we meet through social media, other creators from the car culture lifestyle. From car builders, parts creators to car artists like Rafael. He kindly created a couple of cool art piece for us of a slammed Mercury (see below) and so it felt right to let him tell his story.
Hello my name is Rafael Oliveira dos Santos has 34 years of life in Brazil and I own the Gigantes Arts (Caricatures Automotive), the company completed seven years in December 2017.
It all started with my 7 years old, my grandmother painted the kitchen towel and used it to copy the models on paper, with the passing of time, developing my favorite art of cars. I never imagined that from a dishcloth I would get my drawings in a magazine, this is the realization of a dream and the recognition of my work.
As usual, some people believed in my potential, but most of them thought it was just a “hobby”, went through obstacles and gained space and developed my drawings …. even in times when I could not make money from it. But I kept getting better because I knew a great opportunity would come.
As the whole beginning was not easy, I worked only a full year with the drawings, but I saw everything happening in less than two months already was drawing for a revamped Super Speed Magazine magazine and then immediately got a space in the Força Livre Motorsport, a respectable company in Brazil in terms of sprint, saw the hand of Jesus in my life knocking down the walls that prevented me from breaking.
Today, my biggest dream is to take my work at the Sema Show in Las Vegas, I want to be able to meet and present my work and bring new techniques to my work style. I also know some of the artists who inspire me and admire a lot.
Thank you for the opportunity to be presenting my work on Superfly Magazine. But first to God for opening the doors to my wife for always being on my side and believing in my dream with me.
If you would like similar art pieces for your garage, you can contact Rafael below,