Arlin is Brazilian, based in Detroit and São Paulo. He is 30 years old and was born in the city of Tatuí, in the countryside of São Paulo. As a child, he loved to play with wood blocks, putting things together and then dismantling them again in a small woodshed where his father passed his time making birdcages and other small objects with wood.
As a teenager, specifically at the end of 1999, Arlin began with graffiti, painting trains in his neighborhood. In 2007, he graduated with a degree in industrial design. A year later, when he moved to São Paulo, he combined this passion for art with design, while he worked as an art director in various advertising agencies.
Quickly, Arlin began to piece together a type of deconstructionism, inspired by his childhood in the little woodshed. He created a very distinct style, giving life to his abstract creations that seem to be emerging from a digital work.
Beyond just painting in the streets, the artist moved toward fine arts and began to study new possibilities. Each time in a more elaborate form, animals are Arlin’s principal theme, creating a species of synthetic nature fragmented by the influence of the modern technological world.
Today, in addition to canvasses, his elaborate paintings are executed in large scale around the world, bringing a little more of color to city walls.
2017 – Miami Art Basel - Miami, USA
2017 – Anniversary Exhibit, 212arts - New York, USA
2017 – Murals in the Market - Detroit, USA
2017 – SeaWalls, PangeaSeed - Churchill, Canada
2017 – Linkedin Headquarters - San Francisco, USA
2017 – Nike Air Max – Installation at Nike's house - São Paulo, Brazil
2016 – Shine Festival – Saint Petersburg – FL, USA
2016 - Pow Wow Worcester – Worcester, USA
2016 - OuterSpaceProject - Atlanta, USA
2016 - “A BETTER VIEW” Spring Group Show – Atlanta, USA
2016 – Twitter Headquarters – San Francisco, USA
2015 – Facebook – Latin Grammys – Las Vegas, USA
2015 – Artistic Residency – Urban Walls, – Maryland, USA
2015 – Exhibition Ayrton Senna “Senna na Cabeça e no Coração” – Brazil
2015 – Artistic Residency – Montreal, Canada
2015 – Bienal Internacional Fine Art – São Paulo, Brazil
2015 – #Live OutSide Jansport – São Paulo, Brazil
2015 – Projeto 23 de maio – São Paulo, Brazil
2014 – Pixel Show – São Paulo, Brazil
2014 – Architecture of Oscar Niemeyer, Ibirapuera park – São Paulo, Brazil
2013 – Levi’s – Make Your Mark – São Paulo, Brazil
2013 – Mural Festival – Montreal, Canada
2013 – Tagima – Ruido Abobora – Matilha Culural – São Paulo, Brazil
2013 – Solo Exhibition "Fluxo Fractal" – KingCapSP – São Paulo, Brazil
2012 – Project Sonart – São Paulo, Brazil
2012 – DESSINS – Galeria L’oeil Aliança Francesa – São Paulo, Brazil
2012 – Vivo Call Parede – São Paulo, Brazil
2011 – Expo Rino Mania – Brazil
2011 – Museu a Céu aberto – São Paulo,Brazil
2010 – Artaq Bookzine – Paris, France
2009 – Meeting of Styles – São Paulo, Brazil