Wasted Rita - Tenerife, Canary Islands
silkscreen print on Curious Metallic Virtual pearl paper, edition of 50, signed and numbered by the artist, unframed
Destination: Tenerife, Canary Islands
Date: 26 January - 31 January, 2023
approx. 27.5"h x 19.75"w, 70cm x 50cm
Off the coast of Morocco you can find the Spanish island group the Canary Islands, consisting of eight main islands. The largest and most populous island is Tenerife. Here, five million tourists a year flock down to enjoy the natural beauty of Tenerife, or lock themselves up in an all inclusive resort. The perfect conditions for Wasted Rita to find inspiration in the daily life that is called vacation.
During the course of her artistic practice Wasted Rita has been exploring her love-hate relationship with life and her surrounding world. Dubbing herself as a Natural Born Agent Provocateur, she likes to think, write and draw without filter, resulting in little gems of sarcastic wisdom dipped in acid which reflect on an unconventional upbringing in a Catholic school to the sounds of Black Flag. Her creative process ranges from sculptural objects, installations, paintings, drawings and writing, using her unique voice to give form to her mordant observations and poetic invectives on human behaviour and contemporary culture.