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ADD FUEL is the world wide work of Diogo Machado, illustrator and street artist.

Print Release / HALF BREACH
2019-04-05
HALF BREACH screen print will be released on April 12 in the opening of my solo show DEUXIÈME DÉSINTÉGRATION at Galerie Itinerrance.
Available exclusively at the gallery. Limit of one purchase per person.

For press, sale enquires and show catalogue please contact the gallery via email.

HALF BREACH, 2019
Edition of /50 + 10 AP
Three-colour screen print and laser engraving on paper
Signed and numbered by the artist
Keaykolour Pure White 300 g/m2 paper
50 × 50 cm


DEUXIÈME DÉSINTÉGRATION SOLO SHOW / GALERIE ITINERRANCE
2019-03-22
ADD FUEL
Solo show at Galerie Itinerrance
April 12 – June 8, 2019

Galerie Itinerrance presents "Deuxième Désintégration", a solo exhibition by Portuguese artist Add Fuel (Diogo Machado b.1980).

Based on the practice of articulation and reinterpretation that has characterized his artistic activity, ADD FUEL presents in “Deuxième Désintégration” a new exploration of “Désintégation”, a thematic first developed for his first project in Paris, with Galerie Itinerrance in the Tour Paris 13 (2013).
Based on the decontextualization of traditional motifs, this new body of work enhances the artists desire to bring forward his cultural roots, giving them a new life, playing with the audience’s sense of sight and expectation, whilst disintegrating the square tile element into several new shapes and compositions.

“Deuxième Désintégration” was built with a set of visual references, patterns drawn from the artist’s mind to hand in an intuitive process, with no limitations on visual thematic or specific influences other than the immediate ones on his mind.
This universe of seemingly irreconcilable referents that reveal the author’s personality is here materialized in a body of work that combines pieces of a different nature; large and small-scale compositions that express a sophisticated dialogue between techniques and motifs both traditional and contemporary in origin, a showcase of items where the game of contrapositions and replications that typifies ADD FUEL’s original language – one based on crossing artisanal methods, such as ceramic tiles or pottery, with industrial and digital processes of production.

“Twisted tradition and cultural heritage with a twist” are the key words and it’s ADD FUEL’s intent to enhance these ideologies. “We, as a collective set of people, must remember where we come from, we can look into the past, to our father’s fathers, learn, reshape, look into the future, and evolve”.

The vernissage will be held on April 12th from 6:00 to 10:00 pm at Galerie Itinerrance with the artist in attendance and the exhibition will run until June 8th, 2019.

  • Free admission

  • Galerie Itinerrance
    24bis Boulevard du Général d'Armée Jean Simon
    75013 Paris, France

  • Press and sales enquiries:
    contact@itinerrance.fr

Announcement video here


Add Fuel / Anthem
2019-02-19
I recently collaborated with Electronic Arts and Atrevia in a unique ceramic piece for the videogame "Anthem".

Read the article on Portugalgamers.pt here.

Read the article on Actigamer.pt here.


More images in Collaborations.


Interview at MURAL festival BLOG
2018-08-23
"As you know, the title of the show is 'XVII – XXI', so I’m exploring the relation between the 17th and 21st century, the relation between the old and the new. It’s a semi digital and traditional process. Nowadays, we have a sort dependence to technology, connectivity and social media, so I’m also exploring that issue in my artwork, as it is for me a big part of what defines the 21st century. I’m working an old medium, with traditional techniques, while incorporating elements from very modern situations. It makes for a very interesting contrast."

Thank you Andre and Sarah!

Redefining Traditions / Read the full interview here.