TAKI IS BRANDING
Bruno Baraldi, better known as Taki is Branding across Instagram hails from Brazil and is making his mark on the influencer art scene with his thought provoking and imaginative artwork. His juxtaposition of ethereal themes and nostalgic imagery are a hallmark of his unique and quirky style.
Who are your creative inspirations and why?
I’m mostly inspired by powerful women, queer people, outsiders. People that are always reminding me that I should be me and teaching me that what is different is cool. And necessary. Some names: Peppermint, RuPaul, Grace Jones, Silvetty Montilla, Jorge Lafond, Erica Mizutani, Rew Arte, Janaína JNA, Grimes… and this could go on forever!! Also I love my pop divas. Don’t you mess with my pop divas!!
If you could travel to any time in history to be an artist which era would you choose?
Wow! That’s a cool question! I think I would like to be some kind of indian child… living nearby the rivers and huts… in a small village. Only 30 people living there. The animals are all my friends: monkeys, snakes, jaguars… and the predominant colors are orange, brown and green. Somewhere in 1910, 1920… I would be that little artist child from this village, drawing in leaves, trees, on rocks with other rocks, while in companion of my lovely animal friends.
As a child, are there any moments or experiences you can remember that impacted you visually or artistically?
I know I’ve always loved comic books. I used to draw comics, my own characters, create and draw entire card games, board games… I just knew that being a creative and expressing what is on my mind was something that I had to be constantly doing, no matter what.
Is there a message in your work and how would you describe it?
Yes. I want it to change other peoples lives. And to pay rent.