Brazilian artist Rogério Geo takes an eclectic approach to his practice, utilizing numerous materials and processes that playfully test the boundary of visual art as product. Much more at the links below!
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Tell me a little bit about you!
I am a visual artist whose works are the mixture of marginal poetry and experiments, which blend into the ego's understanding. Using mixed media and installations, I seek to reaffirm the path traveled by humanity. Resident in Brazil and represented by the independent gallery R. Lírio (ARG).
When did you first discover art, or realize you wanted to make it yourself?
Since I was a child, I when spent all day drawing in the sand of the streets and the beach.
What is your process like?
My process is chaotic, sometimes I start with an idea and sometimes just start.
Yes, I do research, but not so much... the work takes hours and sometimes minutes. I only try to make one a day. Without pressure, my interest is to understand the EGO.
Do you have a mentor, or a piece of advice (or both), which has influenced your practice?
I do not have mentors, though, believe in life as a natural mentor.
Describe your studio.
Chaotic, paint everywhere and cats sleeping in the corners
What do you find most daunting, challenging, or frustrating about pursuing art?
The way people deal with art is the most frustrating, it all seems like a great game of popularity, it has little life in our midst, the years go by and it does not get better.
The most challenging thing is having a romantic heart and surviving it.
If you could sit down for dinner or a drink with anyone, who would it be and what would you chat about?
It would not be a person, I think, it would be a place: Tibet, and it would be silent. I talk too much.
What are three words you would use to describe your work?
What do you do when you find yourself in a creative rut?
I go back to the world.
What do you love most about your medium? What challenges or surprises you most about it?
What I love the most is being able to interact with artists that I admire, and the most challenging is to continue.
What do you need or value most as an artist?
What I value most as an artist is the same that I value as human: To have love.
What keeps you creating?
What are you working on right now?
I am currently working on a series of installations called "Detritus", Talks about how we make everything into capital.
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