I’m driven by stories I find around me. I’m constantly moved by people I meet, places I go and things I discover everyday. I aim at representing different layers and different perspective of reality, both superficially and in-depth. To represent all this, I explore the fields of cinema, photography, drawing and literature. This is my most striking feature, the variety of languages. All those fields certainly communicate to each other.
A poem from Within the Compass There Was Nothing (Rodrigo’s book of poems from publisher Ibis Libris)
Quando a saudade é escrita,
já a sentes?
E quando tu a rabiscas
na folha, superas a tua perpétua,
ruidosa e contrastante intérprete?
Tu a vês pinturas e matérias?
A física; a química; a arte; as doutrinas;
são a mesma filosofia
dissipada em homens divididos
por várias almas.
Work by Rodrigo Benatti