Inspired by old pulp magazines, classic portraitists, Japanese Ukiyo-e, and all kind of classic and pop culture, Marcelo Terashima is an artist who loves to bring his characters to life, creating fantastic and dreamlike worlds, using surreal elements to convey the ideas. With a realistic approach in paintings, illustrations, and sculptures, he invites the viewer to reflect on contemporary themes of the world through visual metaphors. As a multidisciplinary artist, Marcelo explores different techniques and mediums to tell his visual stories, including drawing, ink, watercolour, acrylic and oil painting, sculpture, digital painting, and 3D modelling, animation and installation using Arduino and coding. Graduated in engineering, Marcelo has worked for years as a system analyst and project manager, planning, developing, and implementing information systems, plans, policies, and procedures, with experience in team working and problem-solving. After years of technical work, he chose to pursue his dream of working as an artist, bringing to life the characters he always loved to create. In addition, as a certified project manager, he uses his analytical skills during the planning and development of his art projects, controlling their scope, cost, time, and risk. Born in Brazil and of Japanese descent, Marcelo Terashima studied different art techniques in his hometown, being fortunate to find teachers and artists who inspired him to structure his ideas and teach him how to learn. To fulfill his dream, gain international experience in the art market and further improve his art, he decided to study abroad. Now, he just finished the Advanced Diploma in Visual and Creative Arts at Sheridan College, eager to apply the concepts, materials, and techniques learned to tell visual stories through his artworks. Balancing tradition and technology, he invites contemplation and reflection with his paintings.