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Meet Fabio Onrack of Onrack Studios in Fort Lauderdale

Today we’d like to introduce you to Fabio Onrack.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Fabio. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started my artistic life after a motorcycle accident that left me in a coma with a fractured skull — suspended somewhere between life and death. After the accident, I spent 3 months in intensive care and a full year completely bedridden. One night after months of not sleeping well, I dreamt I was painting a beautiful landscape. I woke up the next morning and immediately got to work trying to recreate the image from my dream. After that experience, my interest in art really took off. I practiced any technique I could get my hands on, from acrylic to oil painting, and experimenting with all kind of surfaces and materials. When I turned 17, I started dabbling in murals while studying professionally at the College of Arts in São Paulo. I instantly fell in love with making large-scale street art — which, for me, continues to be one of the most accessible forms of public art. Over the years, I continued to carve out opportunities for myself as my technique and artistic skill evolved along with my art education. I developed a successful art practice that got me recognition within both the private and public sectors and painted hundreds of murals over the course of nearly 10 years. At 26, I moved to the US in search of new opportunities, which I found, among other things, and a few years later, here we are!

Has it been a smooth road?
My biggest challenge has been starting over from scratch. Coming to America, I didn’t know anyone or anything about the new society I was immersed in. I lacked basic language skills and a practical understanding of how systems and life work here — culturally and otherwise. I left all my friends and family behind, as well as the notoriety and contacts I had built as an art brand. Starting over was incredibly challenging and something I am still working through 2 years later.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Onrack Studios – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
As an artist, I specialize in creating fun, surreal portraiture using photorealism and colorful 3-dimensional patterns. My company uses art to enhance the brand reach and to bridge the gap between businesses and the communities they serve. We are not just interested in logo dropping, but helping companies build a deeper, more pervasive image that they can use to engage with their customers and the community at large. My priority as an artist and director of an art brand is that both myself and the client feel immensely satisfied with our work together. I make art because it makes me happy, and at the end of the day, I hope it can add something positive to someone else’s experience as well.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I love the concentration of colorful, innovative art here, but I’m not a fan of the traffic!

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