Rodrigo Branco (b. 1986, Sao Paolo) has been recognized by the media as one of the top 15 emerging Brazilian street artists. The artist was influenced by his family to pursue an artistic career. During his adolescent years, he came into contact with the fascinating world of graffiti in the streets of his neighborhood and also approached photography thanks to his father. He has been involved in several social art projects and recent years, allowing him to further develop his talent and determine his approach to the different aspects of painting. Rodrigo paints faces and elements that inhabit his imagination, inspired by his childhood and the life that flows from the people he met across the world. His works can be found in the most important collections of Brazil as well as among private collections in the US and Europe. In 2016 he was commissioned by MyFinBec to create a series for their annual project (42 paintings on canvas entitled "Distintos Filhos” / Distinct Family).
Rodrigo Branco paints faces and elements that inhabit his imaginary, childhood and the life that flows from people and the streets of the world. He represents all the complexities of this megalopolis on his strokes. With a surprising and complex biography, throughout his almost thirty years of age, he managed to combine unusual sights of his world with kindness and heart. His will to become a better artist, being from studying in social art projects when growing up or with his peers and years of dedication laid down the path for him to become a talented and professional artist that he is today. Rodrigo addresses a particular topic: people. He gives to his characters no definition to its borderlines, strong colours and unusual faces.
Aligning a singular feeling, powered by the expression of restless traces, his work challenges us. Influenced by geographic questions and resignation of memories, the artist builds a research plan based in painting and traversing many fields like canvas, walls and paper between others. (via Widewalls)
Highlighted Solo Exhibitions:
Galeria Homegrown (Rio de Janeiro), KingCapSp Galeria (Sao Paolo), Ben Oakley Gallery (London).
Highlighted Group Exhibitions:
ESPAI Russafa, Exhibition gallery (Valencia), Ark Gallery (Mexico City), Exhibition Gallery (Madrid), MYA Gallery (London),102 Gallery / The George Washington University (Washington D.C), 44309 Street Art Gallery (Dortmund), KingCapSP Galeria, (San Paolo), Verve Gallery, (San Paolo), Insider Gallery (London), Simple / Micro Art Gallery (San Paolo), A7MA Galeria (San Paolo), Galeria's Disease (Lima).