Gabriel da Silva was born in SÃO PAULO (Brazil) in 1983, and spent 11 years in Madrid, where he was inspired by European artists and thinkers.
The evolution of his style is directly linked to his world travels. In Brazil, he fell in love with Hip Hop and graffiti; the latter once led to his arrest due to a painting in the center of Sao Paulo when he was 18.
After that, he gravitated toward commercial art direction, achieving success early on which led to the opportunity to move to Madrid. Working during the day, and painting at night, Gabriel da Silva created a large number of paintings with discarded materials, since he did not have the money for traditional art supplies. These early pieces were displayed not only in Madrid, but London as well, becoming Gabriel’s first international exhibition.
In Spain, he met the woman who would become the mother of his child. Someone who profoundly influenced (and continues to influence) Gabriel’s works; a great expert of art history who has always challenged him to push his work further and leave his comfort zone. In 2018, the two founded the artistic collective Oldbaby, which explores the relationship between classic art and the contemporary world.
As his art director career advanced, Gabriel eventually became Head of Art at Saatchi & Saatchi, one of the most important agencies in Spain at the time, all the while continuing to experiment artistically.
It was during this time that he began to paint what would be his most important work and one that would definitively mark his style. Inspired by the works of Hieronymus Bosch, especially “The Garden of Earthly Delights” (a painting Gabriel visited frequently in the Prado Museum in Madrid), he made his own versions and discovered the great visual impact that he could attain by immersing the viewer in super-saturated images of people, colors and symbolism.
In 2019, an agency in Miami recruited him to become part of their creative team. Since then, Gabriel da Silva, along with his family, has lived, worked and developed his craft under the stunning Miami sky—opening a new, colorful chapter in his work, but with the same dedication to social commentary as ever.

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