Marc was born 40 miles outside of Rio in Petrópolis. He lives in the hip Botafogo neighborhood, which he compares to New York’s Chelsea neighborhood.

From the first moment you meet Marc you get the sense that you have met a real artist. No, really, he’s a walking art.

“I love to sing, dance, and make art,” he told me.

Marc has several tattoos including those on the neck, shoulders, arms, fingers, back, legs—basically everywhere. I love the tattoos on his fingers, which spell “love art” on each knuckle, with the last knuckle having a heart.

Marc lives with his partner, their daughter, and cats.