Alma Salgada Diego Japia
Camila started her artistic career in 2011 when studying interior design. At that
time, she started to create drawings to decorate walls. She started to create colorful mandalas, and to stand out in this regard. In 2013, when creating Alma Salgada, she started to adopt mandalas as the main art, and transformed them into stylized flowers with many colors.
Diego Japiassú (Japia)
Japia started his interest in art in 2006 when he attended 3 periods of industrial
design college. After 13 years away from drawings and graduation in administration, he joined Camila at Alma Salgada. From this year onwards, he started to paint realisms with airbrushes, spray paint and brush.
Camila met Japia in 2017, when she opened a store, in a space of a bar, where he was a partner. They started dating and Japia started to help her with some projects.
In 2019, they reformulated the brand, creating murals and canvases, with black and white realism and colorful florals, influenced by urban art. In 2020, they started to produce canvases, which resemble gray street walls, with spray paint. Floral mandalas have turned into doodles.
They also use the embroidery technique to enhance and texture some elements, on canvases. Their new project consists of, painting portraits that imitates a sticker that has just been pasted on the street wall.