Querozito De Souza
Querozito De Souza was born in 1962. He completed his M.F.A. (Graphics) from Kala Bhavan, Shantiniketan and then became a lecturer in the Goa College of Art. The art of Querozito de Souza has always been one of exploration - an exploration of human relationships, of what makes human beings tick, their loves and hates, their involvement with religion, life and death and the ambiguities existing in relationships with each other. Thus Querozito's prints and drawings have dealt with a wide variety of themes. Working mainly in lithography, his compositions consisted of semi abstract forms which were organic in shape against fields of muted color.
His exhibit with us is titled At all Times, an Acrylic on Canvas made in 2015. In this body of works, Querozito homes in one of the most crucial interactions between the sexes: intimate sexual relations. Though themes of eroticism have been attempted by him previously, they do not focus on it as powerfully and emphatically as these drawings do. The drawings are stark, mostly black and white with colour being introduced very subtly. The drawings betray an urgency which can be seen in the way the lines have been drawn over and over again – the drawings are visual eruptions creating obsessive linear rhythms. The lines outline and create voluminous bodies - bodies which are heavy, earthy and full with the promise of ripe sensuality.