Since the first edition of The Crystal Ship, we have already seen that there are not only the large murals, but also smaller interventions are spread throughout the city. Jaune already has more than 75 interventions, Oak Oak has about 15 pieces, Isaac Cordal his lovely miniature sculptures, Julien de Casabianca’s Outings Project and this during this year’s edition we can hunt Helen Bur and Wasted Rita their artworks/signposts.
Let’s focus today on the Portuguese graphic designer and illustrator Rita Gomes AKA Wasted Rita. She is an artist who has the talent to present statements with short provocative scribbled phrases, often with a brilliant touch of sarcasm.
For this edition of The Crystal Ship, she has made eight interventions: one Paste Up Wall (in a more quiet neighborhood) full of scribbled paper messages on a wall and in the city center seven signposts with short, provocative phrases. During the first week of the Festival I had already noticed these rather strange signposts in the city center and I found it a bit weird, until another local fellow street art hunter asked me how many Wasted Rita signposts I had already found :). Wasted Rita confirmed us that there were 8 interventions, so mission accomplished (and mystery solved:) ). Nice and interesting to see something different than what we are used to see when it comes to street art. Well done Wasted Rita!
1. Paste Up Wall
Location: Corner Chrystantenstraat / Cardijnplein
2. No One Cares / No One Cares Either
3. Life Will Be Great / If You Go That Way
4. All Alone / All By Yourself
5. Fulfillment / Balenciaga Shoes
Location: Albert 1 Promenade / Casino-Kursaal
6. White Men / White Men
7. A Little Bit Of This / A Little Bit Of That
8. So Much Pain / Little Gain