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

Interview at Instagrafite / nuart 2016

"The Portuguese artist Add Fuel reinterprets the language of traditional tile design, in particular the Portuguese azulejo (glazed tiles).

His technique of revealing and obscuring surfaces beneath or on top of existing structures and walls creates a unique optical illusion effect. From a distance his vector-based or stencil works appear to be recreating traditional motifs but are in fact brimming with pop and contemporary art references. On closer inspection it’s possible to discover a hidden world filled with humour and rendered with a masterful attention to detail. At the core of his practice is this desire to encourage the viewer to think about the history and heritage that lies beneath the facades and pavements of our cities."

Thank you Julie!

Read the full interview here.