António Salvador Carvalho
António José Carvalho (#guttguff)
WTF ! ? !
Curated by Antonio Cerveira Pinto
23rd June – 21st July, 2017
Espaço Camões da Livraria Sá da Costa | Praça Luís de Camões, 22, 4th Floor, Lisbon
WTF ?!? is an exhibition featuring original drawings by António Salvador Carvalho, Guttguff and Pedro Zamith, curated by António Cerveira Pinto.
WTF?!? Is a state of soul that hangs over an ever-increasing share of the world and that a very reasonable number of artists translate into the written and visual form of their writings, videos, music, installations, and … “cartoons” – a name used by the well-formed artists António Salvador Carvalho, Guttguff (pseudonym for the series of drawings presented in this exhibition and for a popular Instagram account) and Pedro Zamith.
The WTF?!? exhibition is just the uncovering of a treasure chest of visual and narrative delicacies, where the most gothic (gothic indeed) memories of European representation merge with the floating world images that from the 17th century to the present day made the magnificent Japanese iconic tradition, or with the best of what Pop and the Comic Strip brought to the 20th century.