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

Interview at MURAL festival BLOG
"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.

XVII-XXI SOLO SHOW / Vernissage / Station 16 Gallery
Here’s a big big thank you to everybody who dropped by the opening of my solo show ‘XVII-XXI’ at Station 16 Gallery.
Sending some special love to the Station 16 team; Carlo, Emily, Adam, François, Chris, Amanda and Audrey.
Montreal, it’s been a blast, you’re in my heart!

For more information and show catalogue contact or click here for the full online catalogue.

Photos ©Station 16 Gallery

Add Fuel
Solo show at Station 16 Gallery
August 9th – September 1st 2018

Station 16 Gallery presents XVII-XXI, a solo exhibition by Portuguese artist Add Fuel (Diogo Machado b.1980).

Add Fuel has been developing a contemporary approach to the aesthetic language of patterned tiles and related figurative elements from Portuguese culture for almost a decade, in walls and in ceramic panels. Combining a visual universe populated by a cast of eccentric creatures inspired from video games, comics, animation, sci-fi, low-budget B films, designer toys, and urban visual culture with traditional tile design, specifically that of the Portuguese tin-glazed ceramic azulejo, Add Fuel has created his own distinct style that has captivated audiences worldwide.

XVII-XXI explores the connections between the old techniques of ceramic painting and elements of our increasingly technological and mediacentric society. The exhibition will include hand painted ceramic panels, with materials and pigments reproduced from the 17th century as well as new techniques that the artist has been exploring in his ceramic work.

The vernissage will be held on August 9th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Station 16 Gallery with the artist in attendance and the exhibition will run until September 1st, 2018.

  • Gallery opening hours:
  • Monday / 9am - 5pm
    Tuesday - Friday / 9am - 7pm
    Saturday / 12pm - 5pm
    Sunday / Closed / Appointment only

  • Free admission

  • Station 16 Gallery
  • 3523 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Alter Ego / Macau

Alter Ego, Annual Arts Exhibition between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries.
Alter Ego will open in Macao on the 9th of July 2018. Alter Ego is composed of 6 exhibitions spread across the city and one urban intervention, presenting the work of 27 artists from Portuguese-speaking countries and China.

Curated by Vhils And Pauline Foessel.
Organized by Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government.
Support: Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao S.A.R. Government.
Special Partner: MGM Cotai

More information here.