Natural from Brazil, Alex Ferror was born in São Paulo, but he grew up in a coastal town near his hometown, called Praia Grande. From a very early age, Alex showed his interest in art. Drawings of characters and animals could be easily found among the lessons and exercises in Alex’s school notebooks, and although a very active kid, several times, he had chosen the sketchbooks and colored pencils rather than playing outdoors with his friends.
It was only several years later, however, that street art started to catch Alex’s attention. On his frequent trips to visit family in São Paulo, the wide range of colors and styles of the city’s street art amazed Alex more and more. Highly inspired by some of the precursors of the Brazilian graffiti scene, such as Speto and Os Gêmeos, Alex’s character-based work started taking shape.
Almost two decades later, Alex decided to take a break in his career and spend some time living out of Brazil. Before leaving his country, however, Alex took some graffiti painting classes and workshops from some of his Brazilian street art heroes. This gave him the push he needed to start giving life to his characters on his own murals.