“My work is an exposure of my inner self, my authenticity, my honesty, my views and my realness. No one is more inside my head than myself. My work depends only on my existence, and without me it wouldn’t exist.”
Observer Wasted Rita, alias Rita Gomes, is an artist from the beautiful city of Lisbon, her HQ when she is not travelling. Her works are mainly based on illustrating through words, the reality and people she meets, listens and observes. Heralds of information, that she filters through her mind, which becomes a container to host magic & ghost stories and stage to process them into illuminating creativity.
Words that reflect different aspects of life, like a day, they are sometimes very romantic, sharp and other even ‘hurting’. As Rita says in this video made by ‘Like knows Like’ “ it’s a positive hurts that makes you grow”. I couldn’t agree more, and it is also very courageous from her to throw these wordy-facts in front of our eyes!
Another insight that Rita promotes is the importance of keep moving. A need, that Rita has herself. “If I don’t move, I will end up in having no ideas and feeling very empty.” It is the richness that surrounds us: people, places, conversation and unexpected encounters that colour and upgrade our life. Those are all the raw material, pivotal for her artistic explosion.
Wasted Rita defines herself as “a graphic designer and illustrator. She is a natural born agent provocateur, sarcastic as needed and a full-time thinker who must write about life, human behaviours and play with words in order to keep breathing. She had her work exhibited in Paris, London, Berlin, Bochum, throughout Portugal, and freelanced for a variety of worldwide clients such as Ginza Magazine, Doolittle Mag, Hurley, Samsung, Delta and Diário Económico.”