Zé Otavio

OLIMPIA, BRAZIL

Zé is a proof to the tradition that the biggest gift an artist can have is his eyes. To look outwards, recognize the other, extract enough of the outer world to compose his own interior portrait.

Born in Olímpia-SP, the artist has lived in London and São Paulo. Zé’s relationship with art began while drawing friends and live models in design school. After working for a while in studios, he found himself as a freelance illustrator. And are these strokes that you can see on the pages of the biggest magazines, editorials and prints in Brazil and around the world.

The artist Zé Otávio roams freely through themes and techniques. Colorful, chaotic, defiant, sexy, androgynous, provocative.

Featured Clients

Editora Abril, Editora Globo, Companhia das Letras, Penguin Classics, Hearst Magazines, Ideafixa, Lollapalooza, Itaú Cultural, O Estado de São Paulo, Folha de SP

Group Exhibitions
  • “Sketchbooks” at POP Gallery / Rojo ArtSpace SP
  • Moda Ilustrada – Estilo e Tendência | Olido Gallery SP
  • “Magioska” at Pop Gallery organized by Magenta Gallery
  • IlustraBrazil! China | The Foundry Gallery, Xangai
  • Fashion and Art | Alliance Française Sao Paulo
  • VANITAS 2012 / 2013 – PLUS Gallery / GO
  • CONTENDO ARTE – PLUS Gallery / GO
  • E(FEMME)RA – Urban Arts SP
  • lustraBrasil! 6, 7, 8, 9 e 10 SIB / Senac SP
  • SAO PAULO – Ornitorrinco Gallery SP
  • “Impressões Sonoras” FNAC / PLUS Gallery / GO
  • 2011 | IlustraBrazil! China | The Foundry Gallery, Xangai
Publications
  • Illustration Now! 5 – Taschen
  • Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 14/15
  • Illustration Now! Fashion – Taschen
  • 1,000 Portrait Illustrations: Contemporary Illustration from Pencil to Digital
  • Sketchbook Experience: Zé Otavio

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Zé Otavio

Commission This Artist
H1 Editora Publishing

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Autobiographical Notes by Albert Einstein

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Nova Fronteira Publishing

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Tell Me Three Things (unpublished)

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Allan Kardec Cover
Allan Kardec Cover

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Drizzle Land
Drizzle Land

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Age Of Innocence Cover
Age Of Innocence Cover
Manual Do Mimimi Cover 3D
Manual Do Mimimi Cover

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Kardec

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Artist News

ZE OTAVIO | THE EVANGELIST OF CREATIVITY GUY KAWASAKI FOR EPOCA NEGOCIOS

Loving this new portrait by #lcmartist Zé Otavio of Guy Kawasaki for Época Negócios. Kawasaki is known as "The Evangelist…

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ZE OTAVIO | THE NEW IRAN HOSTAGE CRISIS IS BECOMING A PATTERN FOR POLITICO

We always love the art that Zé Otavio creates for Politico and this one definitely does not disappoint! This cover…

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ZE OTAVIO | CANARY IN A CULTURAL COAL MINE FOR WORLD

What could be better for #lcmartist Zé Otavio than illustrating musicians and your next assignment being Billie Eilish! We're absolutely…

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