September, 2017

Wasted Rita: 10795 days of Bummer

September 27th, 2017

7 – 29 October 2017

Opening reception:
Saturday 7 October 2017
7PM
 
 
Portuguese artist Rita Gomes presents works of her thought-provoking scribbles on colourful paper. They illuminate a variety of observations of the absurdities of life, sometimes angry, and always brutally honest. With a natural tendency to provoke, Rita Gomes’s art is a way for her to take fragile, fleeting moments and translate them into equally transient-looking pieces. They are a never-ending stream of curious proposition, sarcastic observation and eccentric moral quandaries. With insights ranging from the deceptively banal to the profound, Gomes lay bare the ambiguities, comedy and pathos of everyday life. 
 
Gomes has consistently experimented with different media and formats, but scribbled words and phrases have been the main focus of her practice. The exhibition focuses on her work on paper — doodles of what she may or may not have been feeling at a given moment, coming at the viewer with a seemingly artless air. In all these works, she calls attention to the flaws and affectations of mainstream culture around her with words and images that beckon the viewer to enjoy the liberating power of a good laugh.
 
Born in 1988 in Porto, Gomes is graphic designer and illustrator based in Lisbon. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Festival Iminente, London, England; Underdogs 10, Porto and Lisbon, Portugal; Artgang, Montreal, Canada; Dismaland, Weston-super-Mare, England; CAAA, Guimarães, Portugal; Kino Siska, Ljubjana, Slovenia; Skopje, Macedonia; Trenutak,39, Zagreb, Croatia; Idrawalot, Berlin, Germany; Petit Bain, Paris, France. She has also collaborated with Dewar’s, Hendrick’s, Happy Socks, Blue Q, Converse, Ginza Mag, Goldwin, Cheel, Doolittle Magazine, Hurley and Samsung.
 
 
Visitor information
WTF Café & Gallery 
7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, Wattana, Klongton-Nua, Bangkok 10110
www.wtfbangkok.com
BTS: Thonglor Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 4-10pm 
Free Admission
 
For further information please contact:
Somrak Sila, Christopher Wise
Tel: +66 (0)2 662 6246, +66 (0)89 926 5474, +66 (0)89 926 5159
Email: somrak@wtfbangkok.com, cw@wtfbangkok.com