Rogerio Mesquita is one of the most prominent photographers in Brazil. His work visits several realms of photography application without any prejudice. He simultaneously works with art, portraits, fashion and advertisement
His editorial work has been published by publications around the world such as Schon Magazine, L’Officiel Brazil, Elle Argentina and Elle Brazil where he has appeared on 14 covers.
In the advertisement world Rogerio has worked for the biggest brazilian agencies like Young & Rubicam, WMccann, TBWA, Publicis, and Borghier Lowe shooting campaigns for clients such as L’Oreal, Garnier, DHL, Dove, Semp Toshiba, LG, Boomerang TV, C&A and many others.
In 2014 Rogerio shot his first television commercial. Inspired by his personal project called “Imagetics”, the film was displayed by Adnews as one of the ten best commercials in the world in August 2014 and won the bronze award at Lusos Prizes for Creative Advertising, in Portugal.
His artwork has been shown in Sao Paulo, Budapest and New York. Fine art prints have been acquired by collectors from Brazil, England, Australia, Spain, Hungary and United States.
Rogerio recently moved to New York, where his pursuit for beautiful imagery continues.
A PORTRAIT OF BRAZILIAN ANGUISH
FROM EXPERIENCING AN ENDLESS STRUGGLE
Carnaval is the biggest popular festivity in Brazil. It is a beautiful and unbelievable show, specially in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Four days when people forget who they really are, how they really live and how hard life is in a country where the gap between the rich and the poor is huge. Sixteen million people still live under absolute misery, there are 64,000 homicides per year, a number only overlapped by the Syrian war. Public health and education are far from acceptable and corruption is soaring.
Through the deconstruction of bliss and usage of beautiful colors, I try to juxtapose the contrast in which the Brazilian society is trapped. A portrait of my anguish from experiencing this endless struggle.
ISSUES OF IDENTITY AND CULTURE OF
THE COLLECTIVE IMAGINATION OF AN EXOTIC PARADIE
The duo Ludovic Thiriez and Rogerio Mesquita exhibits a series of paintings over photographs that plays and confronts issues of identity and culture that populates the collective imagination of an exotic tropical paradise.
Ludovic, as a traveler-artist, spent 2 years living in Sao Paulo. Through a tension between a thoughtful and a floating look, the artist collects and documents symbols, sensations, experiences and paint them over Mesquita’s pictures.
Rogerio has a long story photographing top models in Brazil mostly for advertising campaigns and fashion magazines. The portraits for this series comprise a unique cataloging of the contemporary ruling beauty.He captures an apathic disembodiment of the exuberant and plenty, which is often associated with the fashion industry. Trapped in the absence of advertising, the seminude toneless bodies incarnate and return to the tropical nature through Ludovic’s strokes.
WE ARE OUR BEST
AND WORST COMPANY
Through Mesquita’s photographs we experiment the absolute certainty that we are condemned by time. Certainty that we try to disguise with the help of risky beliefs and helpless actions. Certainty that resists silently through our noisy denial. Certainty that we are absolutely alone and drifting with our own selves. We, that are our best and yet worst company.
FIND COLORS EVERYWHERE,
EVEN IF THERE IS ANY