met Carlos once ironically through the Internet. I had found an old school colleague’s site online by surprise — Carlos was friend’s with that colleague, and ended up writing to me. Only then, did I realize the odds of encountering someone from my hometown city of Caldas da Rainha in Portugal (a city of only 30,000 people). It is like finding a needle in a hay stack in this massive world-wide-web. It was strange how we met, but exciting to get to know an artist who is both talented and highly creative in the various fields he works in. In addition, it was good to see a gifted web designer and artist coming from our country and promoting their work internationally, which today, is still, not very frequent in number.
Since then, we have gotten a chance to talk in person, and every time we do, we are generally talking about all our activeness in art projects and commercial work. And recently, Carlos explained how the Internet has been a benefit for his career which has given him new opportunities, from designing artwork for Flaunt magazine in Los Angeles, to stock illustrations for an Australian company, and even a participation in the successful “Place” book project. He is definitely moving forward with his skills and to new locations in a virtual manner; meanwhile he is simultaneously studying for a Barchelor degree in Design and Multimedia. Based on our own discussions, I exclusively interview Carlos Quiterio today about his thoughts on his Country’s art/cultural status to giving us details on how crazy he can get when painting all-night. —AB