I’m Carlos Quitério and I was born on the 29th February  1980 in Nazaré, PT. I currently live in the Portuguese west coast in Caldas da Rainha. I studied Fine-arts and graphic design, since 2004, I’ve been a  freelancer and tech ‘startuper‘.

I made this website to show my drawing practice. It started in 2009, delivering one each day, but meanwhile my daily routine got overloaded with many other things and I stopped doing it more frequently. I don’t see this as a fancy online gallery to gain audience, but more likely as an outlet to deliver and archive my practice steps.

My drawings main characteristics have clear evidences of a controlled chaos.  There lies an implicit blueprint grid that displays a suspicious stage set where over-populated components live and interact.

For these drawings, I rely more on ready-made thoughts rather than pre-conceived ideas, issues or subordinated stories. It’s an anti-illustration statement, as it’s developed solely based on pure improvisation.

Shapes and iconography, rough strokes, people, expressive people and cartoonish characters, post-modernist design, structures, mechanic and natural structures, words and numbers, create undisclosed dialogs that may be perceived to the viewer as surreal, incoherent or unfinished, composed by different parts of the whole, or as a whole made of many parts.

My drawings are,  therefore,  groups of smaller drawings rendered together as a dysfunctional landscape.

Music, graphic design, biology, heritage, contemporary arts, philosophy and modern culture are some of the current ecosystems where I take my visual references from.

My full portfolio of work containing commissioned illustration, collage and other stuff is at kodap.com

Contact me:

email: carlosquiterio { a t } gmail .com
twee:  @carlosquiterio