new
PJ Harvey
Personal
Portrait of PJ Harvey for a ongoing series called "Violent Dreams"
new
Björk
Personal
Portrait of Björk for a ongoing series called "Violent Dreams"
new
Andy Warhol
Personal
portrait of Andy Warhol for a ongoing series called "Violent Dreams"
new
Prince - Purple Rain
Personal
portrait of Prince who was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor
Kanye West
Gatopardo Magazine
Portrait of Kanye Weest for my new monthly column on Atelier/El Protagonista del mes for Gatopardo Magazine. The article is called “The Kanye West Army” and is about The Yeezy Season 3 Kanye West collection which put him on top of the fashion industry.
John Snow - Game of Thrones
Personal / For Sale
Portrait of John Snow from Game of Thrones TV series.
Quentin Tarantino - The Hateful Eight
Personal
Portrait of Quentin Tarantino on his last film called The Hateful Eight
Françoise Hardy
Personal
portrait of the French singer and actress Françoise Hardy on her early years for a ongoing series called "Violent Dreams"
José Guilherme Merquior
Folha de S.Paulo
Here’s a great new portrait of José Guilherme Merquior by ZE OTAVIO for the cover of Brazil’s broadsheet Folha de S.Paulo for the session Ilustríssima that was published last Sunday. It’s a portrait of José Guilherme Merquior (1941-91), who stood out for his erudition, intellectual curiosity and ability to work. The work of the essayist and diplomat, ranging from literature to politics, through art and philosophy, is being reissued. Liberal and critical of Marxism, it became an example of civilized conservative.
Women Against Islam
The Intelligence Report
series of portraits for Southern Poverty Law Center's award-winning magazine - Intelligence Report about a dozen women, including bloggers, activists, TV personalities and others, are at the core of the anti-Muslim radical right
AutoEsporte | Portraits
AutoEsporte Magazine | Ed. Globo
series of portraits done of the entire editorial staff of AutoEsporte Magazine. It was done for their new redesign + a portrait of the contributing freelancers.
Caetano Galindo, Thomas Pynchon, David Foster Wallace and James Joyce
Revista da Cultura (Cultura Magazine)
new series for Revista da Cultura (Cultura Magazine). This is a portrait of Caetano Galindo, Thomas Pynchon, David Foster Wallace and James Joyce for a article called “Galindo’s Bloomsday.” Galindo is a translator and professor and has a doctorate in linguistics from the University of São Paulo. Since 1998 he has been a professor of History of the Portuguese Language at the Federal University of Paraná and has translated into Brazilian Portuguese works of authors such as James Joyce, David Foster Wallace, and Thomas Pynchon.
Frida Kahlo
Personal
painting of Frida Kahlo on canvas / 100 x 80 cm / acrylic finished with mixed media
Willian S. Burroughs
Personal
portrait of William S. Burroughs for a ongoing personal project called "Violent Dreams"
Taylor Swift
Personal
portrait of Taylor Swift for a ongoing personal project called "Violent Dreams"
Winston Churchill
Ilustríssima | Folha de S.Paulo
portrait of Winston Churchill for Folha de S.Paulo's Sunday supplement Ilustríssima.
Lou Reed #2
Personal
portrait of Lou Reed take #2 Pink and Black for a ongoing project called "Violent Dreams".
Ziggy Stardust
Personal
portrait of David Bowie on his early years as Ziggy Stardust for a ongoing project called "Violent Dreams
Breaking Bad
Personal
potrait of Mr. White A.K.A Heisenberg and Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad TV Series
Kim Gordon
Personal
portrait of Kim Gordon for a ongoing project called "Violent Dreams"
Sherlock
Personal
portrait of Sherlock Holmes of the British TV Series "Sherlock"
Bob Dylan
self-promotion
ongoing series for a project / exhibition called "Violent Dreams"
Allan Poe
Personal
a portrait of Edgar Allan Poe
Woody Allen
Personal
portrait of Woody Allen for a ongoing project called "Violent Dreams"
Allan Kardec
Instituto Lachâtre
portrait of Allan Kardec for the book Allan Kardec et son époque
Mandela
Personal
paying tribute to Nelson Mandela
Morrissey
Personal
ongoing series for a project / exhibition called "Violent Dreams"
Carmen Miranda
Personal
ongoing project / exhibition called 'Violent Dreams'
Blue Velvet
Personal
Blue Velvelt - a portrait of David Lynch for a ongoing project / exhibition called 'Violent Dreams'
Charles Bukowski
Personal
ongoing project / exhibition called 'Violent Dreams'
I Love Peitinhos
Playboy Brasil Magazine
ilustração para a pensata "I Love Peitinhos" de Ronaldo Bressane para a volta da Playboy Brasil
Frida
Personal
mixed media on paper finished digitally
É Bom Para o Moral #3
Personal with Bebel Books
É BOM PARA O MORAL #3 é um zine mezzo soft porn mezzo hard porn desenhado por mim e lançado pela Bebel Books / Bebel Buxxx. São 20 paginas de sexo, amor e sacanagem entre "meninos".
São Paulo Collection
Cicero Papelaria
Illustrator portrays Sao Paulo in the Cicero Stationery Notebook
É BOM PARA O MORAL #2
Personal with Bebel Books
É BOM PARA O MORAL #2 é um zine mezzo soft porn mezzo hard porn desenhado por mim e lançado pela Bebel Books / Bebel Buxxx. São 20 paginas de sexo, amor e sacanagem.
Paper Dolls
CAT Magazine
“The artist Zé Otavio like to be inspired by the human anatomy. From the curves, or lack of them, he extends the lines to touch on topics such as female sexuality, androgyny and urban chaos.
Audrey Hepburn
Personal
portrait of Audrey Hepburn (take #3) for an ongoing series called "Violent Dreams"
É Bom para o Moral #1 | POSTER
Personal with Bebel Books
Poster do zine É BOM PARA O MORAL #1 lançado pela Bebel Books / Bebel Buxxx / Tiragem de 50 / impressão risográfica (2 cores) sobre papel Pólen 90 g / A3 (42 x 29.7 cm)
É BOM PARA O MORAL
Personal with Bebel Books
É BOM PARA O MORAL #1 é um zine mezzo soft porn mezzo hard porn desenhado por mim e lançado pela Bebel Books inaugurando a coleção Bebel Buxxx. São 20 paginas de sexo, amor e sacanagem de mulher pra mulher e com mulher, em sua primeira edição.
Kate Moss
Personal
portrait of Kate Moss for a ongoing project called "Violent Dreams"
Infiltration In The Club
Capricho Magazine
spread llustration for the teenage magazine Capricho for their issue “Infiltrated In The club.” The issue talks about the teenage dress code and flirting at the under 18 nightclubs (what they call matinees).
Anna meets Gloria <3
Personal
ongoing series called "Femme Fatale"
Call Me!
Dercanvas
artwork on Dercanvas t-shirts! Dercanvas is a label inspired by Sao Paulo’s lifestyle. Every season the brand collaborates with a local artist to create Dercanvas Collaborates. This is a small pocket Collection where the brand and the artist work together in order to create unique pieces where art is translated into garments. Dercanvas Collaborates N01 introduces “CALL ME” by the local illustrator Zé Otavio.
The Age of Innocence
Companhia das Letras | Penguin Classics
cover for Edith Warton’s classic “The Age of Innocence” for Penguin Companhia das Letras / Penguin Classics. “The Age of Innocence” is Edith Wharton’s 12th novel, published in 1920, which won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize. The story is set in upper-class New York City in the 1870s.
Brigitte Bardot
Personal
portrait of Brigitte Bardot for a ongoing series / exhibition called "Violent Dreams"
Manual do MIMIMI
Editora Paralela | Companhia das Letras
capa do livro Manual do MIMIMI da escritora Lia Bock
Stella
Personal
ongoing series for a project / exhibition called "Femme Fatale"
Express Yourself
Personal
ongoing project / exhibition called "Femme Fatale"
Pin Up
Personal
ongoing series for a project/ exhibition called "Femme Fatale"
Tiny Dancer
self-promotion
ongoing series for a project / exhibition called "Femme Fatale"
Fitness Mania
L'Officiel
series for L’Officiel that one too many people I know can relate to on the obsession with fitness, functional training and functional food. This article “Fitness Mania” was for the Beauté section of the magazine.
Birdwatching - Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Itau Personnalité
I was hired by Itau Personnalité / TRIP Magazine to do some drawings and paintings about bird watching in a nice Jungle Hotel in the middle of the South Amazon called Cristalino Jungle Lodge. Me and the travel writer Daniel Nunes Gonçalves stayed there a couple of days doing some trails, canoeing and bird watching. Cristalino is also known as the Amazon Sanctuary. The article is called “The Singing Forest.” Such a dream job!!! “In southern Amazon, Cristalino State Park holds a special hotel and the largest temple of observation of birds in the country – a haven for passionate melodies by 600 species of birds.”
Age of Innocence #3
Personal
Age of Innocence series / # 3 mixed media on paper finished digitally
Year of The Monkey
Personal / For Sale
Illustration to celebrate 2016's New Year, heralding the Chinese Year of the Monkey
VIXEN Exhibition
Personal with PLUS Gallery
From August 15th to October 8th Plus Gallery opens the exhibition Vixen by artist ZE OTAVIO and launches two new labels of their craft beer. Zé has signed the new new label designs Beers Plus ART Editions which will be on display during the exhibition.
Cat Power
Personal
Cat Power
Don't let them make up your mind...
Personal
Don't let them make up your mind...
3 Little Birds
Personal
Bird / Pássaro 1,2 e 3
Age of Innocence
Personal
series of painting called Age of Innocence for a ongoing personal project
Pelé - The Golden Years| Original Artwork
#VAITERCOPA Exhibition | Galeria Ornitorrinco
#VAITERCOPA takes soccer beyond the World Cup! From June 14th to July 12 ZE OTAVIO will be featured in the exhibition #VAITERCOPA at Galeria Ornitorrinco
Jane Birkin Original Artwork
Personal
mixed media on couché paper 180 g
untitled
Personal
ongoing fashion series
Q
Personal
ongoing fashion series
Marilyn Monroe
Personal
Wheatpaste signed series of Marilyn Monroe on wood, hand-finished with mixed media (acrylic, ballpoint, polish nail, graphite, chinagraphic and tapes)
The Horse
Personal
"The Year of The Horse" for a ongoing series called "Into The Wild"
Vanitas 2013
Vanitas Exhibition | PLUS Galeria
The future of the future will still contain the past I and II for the exhibition Vanitas at Objeto Encontrado - Brasilia | Brazil
Pin Up Original
Personal
ongoing series called "Femme Fatale"
you can purchase my work at: HERE & PLUS
Prince - Purple Rain
Prints | Violent Dreams series
Prince - Purple Rain impressão a laser sobre papel couchê matte 250g imagem | 36,5 x 28 cm papel | 47 x 33 cm assinado
R$ 60
É Bom Para o Moral #3
Bebel Buxxx - É Bom Para o Moral
zine É BOM PARA O MORAL #3 (só meninos) lançado pela Bebel Books / Bebel Buxxx / Tiragem de 100 / impressão risográfica (2 cores) sobre papel Pólen 90 g / A5 (14.8 x 21 cm)
R$30,00
É Bom para o Moral #1
Bebel Buxxx - É Bom Para o Moral
zine É BOM PARA O MORAL #1 lançado pela Bebel Books / Bebel Buxxx / Tiragem de 20 / impressão risográfica (2 cores) sobre papel Pólen 90 g / A5 (14.8 x 21 cm)
R$30,00
Represented by
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Sari Schorr
sari@levycreative.com
+1 212 687 6463
Biography
Ze 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. Ze'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 Ze Otávio roams freely through themes and techniques. Colorful, chaotic, defiant, sexy, androgynous, provocative.
Clients
Editora Abril
Editora Globo
Companhia das Letras
Penguin Classics
Hearst Magazines
Ideafixa
Lollapalooza
Itaú Cultural
O Estado de São Paulo
Folha de SP
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
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