High Artist Spotlight: Badaro

Alex started working with illustration after winning an international t-shirt contest in 2012. Since then he has been working making t-shirts for all of Brazil with Chico Rei and for the rest of the world through pod stores. Cannabis user since 1997 still dreams of seeing the herb legalized in Brazil.
We recently caught up with Badaro after High Art 2023 to learn more about his most recent inspirations:

Where do you find your creative inspiration?

Joints & Blunts

Why do you do what you do?

I don't know

What art/artist do you most identify with?

Jimi Hendrix

What themes do you pursue the most?


What role does an artist have in society?

the artist's role is to reflect the times and what surrounds him

What is your artistic outlook on life?

life is better when you're high

What advice would you give to your younger self?

worry less, smoke more. Draw stoned and sleep tight

Do you listen to music while you are creating? If yes, share the song and artist that you listen to while creating art.

Jim Hendrix - Freedon

What's the best thing about being an artist?

i can work well even if i smoke weed and i can do it alone at home

What is your dream project?

I dream of being able to retire drawing