FITACOLA COLLAGE

Fitacola is the retro collage art and illustration project created in 2005 by Portuguese partners in art and life, Graça and Carlos Quitério.

“We love cut paper collage, mixing and taping old and new references from all kinds of images and papers. Our work supplies come from flea-markets, second hand stores, or friends and family. We love playing with all these resources and information and make some sort of aesthetic sense out of these random pieces of paper.”

Based in Caldas da Rainha in Western central Portugal, Fitacola Portuguese translation is adhesive tape. The duo makes original creative artworks—from illustrations and paper cuttings to digital and animated collage projects. They find vibrant images through old magazines at weekend flea markets or second-hand bookstores, and layer and tape the torn pieces of images together with miscellaneous scraps of colored papers. “We love playing with all the resources and information [to] make some sort of aesthetic sense out of these random pieces of paper”, explain the pair.

 

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