Fabio de Oliveira Parnaiba, better known as Cranio (“Skull” in English).
He was born in 1982 and grew up in Sao Paulo. It was back in 1998 that Fabio began to cover the grey walls of his home town with his work and besides spraypaint, he always carries a lot creativity and good humour in his backpack.
The trademark blue Indian was the result of his search for a character that could show the indigenous people from Brazil. It could not have been chosen better. With their typical blue and distinctive shape, the indians find themselves always in funny and curious situations, provoking the observer to think about contemporary issues like consumerism, corrupt politicians and the environment.
Cranio gets his inspiration from life, cartoons and the famous painter Salvador Dali. The artist has been improving his techniques, innovating the context, but without losing the style he is known for.
One of the best quotes that defines Cranio’s work came from a British collector: “Cranio has developed a unique and significant group of characters who are not only vibrant, but also pleasing to the eye. The images created by him always pass a message of important concepts we often forget in our lives. These set of qualities are what makes his art excellent to appreciate and great to think and philosophise about. Mr Cranio keep on keepin on, don’t stop..