About Small Drawings and Contact

I’m Carlos Quitério and I was born in 1980 in Nazaré. I currently live in Caldas da Rainha. I’m a visual artist, illustrator and product+graphic designer since 2003, always working on a wide variety of mediums and supports.

I launched this small project to showcase my drawing practice, delivering as much as I can, but meanwhile, my daily routine got overloaded with so many other things 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 or collection drafts in the form of papers or printed material.

My drawings main characteristics demonstrate evidences of a controlled chaos.  On them an implicit blueprint grid displaying a stage where over-populated components, organisms and elements coexist together.

My takes are mainly inspired by daily visual memories mixed with dystopian ecosystems where misaligned blurbs, incoherent shapes or surroundings act together inside dysfunctional landscapes or portraits, composed by different parts of the whole, or as a whole made of many parts.

For these drawings, collages and doodles, I rely more on instinctive thoughts, rather than preconceived ideas, issues or subordinated stories. Although figurative, it’s mainly an anti-illustration statement, derived from spontaneous nonsense narratives that come in the moment, and some follow a previous study or research.

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

Contact me:

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