Renan Batista produces colorful tattooed portraits of animals and people. Working in a neo-traditional style, the Berlin-based creative is influenced by fine art painting techniques as well as polygonal shapes. His images are shaded to appear three-dimensional—Batista cites Paulo Frade as a teacher—and are also fractured by small, thinly-outlined flattened forms. Together, these approaches are a fresh way to depict tattoos subjects we’ve seen before.
Images © Renan Batista