: : : THE GRAPHIC ART OF ROGER MONTEIRO : : :

I'm a graphic artist born by the end of the 70's in Brazil, where I live and work. As an artist I'm not specifically interested in beauty, at least not in the greek conception of the term. Pureness of the form bores me. Symmetry makes me sick. I'm an urban soul therefore I'm used to find beauty in the very messy and delicate relations that emerges from chaos. I like the rough, the concrete, the asphalt. I see humanity in the way a skyscraper defies gravity and god to say: we live, therefore we create. The gray areas between the perception of our insignificance and our cocky way to never surrender in creating our own misrepresented notion of nature interest me very deeply. I like everything that's broken, everything that's fake, everything in this jungle fever we call home. Nightmares are just dreams behaving badly. Come bad-dream with me.

Roger Monteiro

Chaos Manifesto (2022) Visual essay

Chaos and the role of chance in art work have always been at the center of my production. So when 46Pgs Magazine, from Croatia, invited me to submit a visual essay for its latest edition, the theme came very easily to me. What is chaos? Can you fake it? Can you make it? Is it something that only can be outside of any boundaries of control? Along those ten pages I try to put some ideas on the table and even risk to write a Decalogue of Chaos... Yes, as if I was able to do that. But you know what they say, if you are going to fail, fail with conviction. 46Pgs Magazine can be purchased here: https://46pgs.com

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Nancy (2022) Completed series

I've always been a big fan of Nancy Sinatra. Despite the picturesque mood fo her songs, everything in her image and her genealogical tree, of course, reminds me a roa trip to Las Vegas to waste all my money on the Black Jack table. Quite thrilling. This series is based on the most popular verses of Mrs. Sinatra's songs. Each poster is linked to a different suit of the playing cards deck. Hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs. 

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Bestiário (2015) Completed series

Bestiário series is based on the idea that our civilizatory process, despite continuous is not infinite. It tends to perform a curve in which the highest vertice represents a state of balance, peace of mind, tolerance and empathy, and so very fragile. When internal or external factors come to disturb this artificial harmony, our ancestral animal overflows our self-control and we get lost inside its more recognizable trace, whether it can be fury, rage, scariness, innocence or a punctual merge of them all. Sometimes hunter, sometimes hunt, always human. Bestiário series is composed by seven images and is available in Urban Arts Gallery catalog at

 

https://www.urbanarts.com.br/roger%20monteiro

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Deus ex (2019) Completed series

Deus ex is a modern theogony  based on the concept that any trace of nature and, by extension, human nature, may engender its own divine representation. The world around us and inside us is full of gods we choose to adore or not. They may come from the beauty but also from the grotesque, from what's pure and naif but also from that dark corners we all hide somewhere inside. In greek thather, the expression deus-ex machina refered to the apparition of a god, comonly suspended by cables to a gedget that helped put an end to narratvie dead ends. It was magic. It was science. It was an easy way out. The same easy way out we use to look for when we create our own gods. Deus ex is a serie of ten images. An original soundtrack was composed by my friend, maestro Renan Franzen, to ambient the atual exhibition.

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Bad typography (2021) Ongoing series

Typography is a very present element in my art inherited from my design background. However, it was never so openly under the spotlight as in Bad typography. Bad typography is not a type face at all but sometimes it behaves like it were. It allows me to explore new formal relations between characters and hack the logic by which typography should work according to a more academic way. It ended becoming a ever-changing type family, a platform that can be stressed out in multiple results, not only from its original purpose, but also bringing some new possibilities that ended by making myself so productive as I could not manage to be in a recent past. Must keep working on it for a while. Hope it can evolve.

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Bad typography grunge (2021) Ongoing series

Bad typography principle applied to different contexts and approaches.

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Bad typography (calendar) (2021) Completed product

This is the first practical usage for my new project. Bad Typography 2022 Calendar brings twelve typographical treatments for the name of the months (as graphed in portuguese: janeiro, fevereiro, março, abril, maio, junho, julho, agosto, setembro, outubro, novembro e dezembro). Hollidays are marked according to Brazilian ones. If you like it, you can download a printable file on https://lnkd.in/eR4u7TCk Print it in A3 size, bind it by the superior edge and typograph your year. : ) That's just my way to wish you a great 2022.

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Phobiax (2021) Ongoing series

Any fear that overflows the boundaries of a certain rationality becomes a phobia. Phobia is the exaggeration and does not need to make sense for nobody else than the one who feels it. Since irrational, it never looks like  as a normal stream of consciencie, but comes as a disordered wave, confuse, dense, in which limits are very poory defined and so is perceived as a very scary mass that engulfs everything on it way. But also, at the same time, a phobia brings a sensation of pure loneliness because it's a very peculiar and personal feeling we almost never have someone to share it with. Phobiax ongoing series is based on that.

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Assorted worx (2019  and so on) Ongoing series 

However I use to work under the logic of constructing series, sometimes individual compositions come to me. Those one of a kind are post here. At least till some of them get its own spin off.

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Resume

Roger Monteiro

Porto Alegre (1977)

 

Degree in English languages and literatures
Post-graduating in Visual arts

Specialization in History of art and of visual culture

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

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Breve Cartografia Cromática de Porto Alegre (2022)
Hotel Master Porto Alegre
Porto Alegre

Mutabilis (2021)

Centro Cultural Henrique Ordovás Filho

Caxias do Sul

 

Mutabilis (2020)

Centro Cultural CEEE Erico Verissimo

Porto Alegre

 

Junho - Special room (2013)

Galeria Tina Zappoli

Porto Alegre

 

 

Collective exhibitions

 

Yellow (2022)
MADS Gallery

Milan/Italy

Fronteiras (2022)
Galeria Abraço 

Lisboa/Portugal

Icon Second Edition (2022)
Boomer Gallery Tower Bridge
London/UK

Trinta e cinco anos, trinta e cinco artistas (2016)

Galeria Tina Zappoli

Porto Alegre

 

Mostra Intermediária Instituto Estadual de Artes Visuais 2 (2016)

Espaço Maurício Rosenblat - Casa de cultura Mario Quintana

Porto Alegre

 

In the meantime (2015)

Galeria Tina Zappoli

Porto Alegre

 

Gato mia, cachorro late, ego mata (2014)

Galeria Tina Zappoli

Porto Alegre

 

Um novo horizonte (2013)

Galeria Tina Zappoli

Porto Alegre

[Last update: June, 2022]