Wilson, better known as Gen Duarte, was born in Paraiba and moved to Sao Paulo at a young age. The city became the scenery of his artistic development, which started in 1998. As a self-taught painter and graffiti artist, Gen Duarte’s references were mostly the city walls and some magazines circulating at the time. His illustrative and abstract work uses creativity with the intention of bringing fantasy and imagination to his spectators. His characters are light and fun, with curves and details that harmonize with the physical space. During his first years as a graffiti artist, his main focus was letters. Throughout the years, Gen Duarte has emerged and developed many different styles.