The more I know humans, the more I love snakes.

Portuguese artist and illustrator Wasted Rita (b.1988) has been developing a critical and particularly confessional practice that explores her love-hate relationship with life and the surrounding world.

The self-styled “natural born agent provocateur” likes to think, write and draw, pouring forth little gemsof sarcastic wisdom dipped in acid that reflect an unconventional upbringing in a Catholic school to the sound of Black Flag.

Making use of a variety of media – including sculptural objects, installation, painting, drawing, and writing – her unique voice pours forth her mordant observations and poetic invectives on human behaviour and contemporary culture.