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

□1 / Book Launch


It is my enormous pleasure to announce the launch of “□1” (Square One), the first book about my oeuvre, in an event open to all at my studio in Cascais.

Featuring a fine selection of unique artworks, artist editions and mural pieces which I've been creating over the last few years in the scope of my artistic practice, the self-published book presents a comprehensive approach to my original oeuvre which has been greatly characterised by the effort in rethinking and reworking the aesthetics of Portuguese tile work in a markedly contemporary format.

With an introductory text by art writer and curator Sasha Bogojev, and an in-depth reflection by the art historian Alexandre Pais (National Tile Museum), who look at my work in a distinct and singular way, the book also features art direction by Nuno Salvaterra, graphic design by Valdemar Lamego, and the purposely created “Add Fuel” typeface by João Miranda.

Widely illustrated throughout its 240 pages with colour photos of pieces with recourse to a variety of techniques and media – from ceramic to cross stitch embroidery, among others –, as well as public art pieces produced in countries like Portugal, Spain, the UK, Norway, France, Italy, Tunisia, United States or Australia, the book further includes a catalogue with a selection of original patterns which the I've been creating since 2008, constituting thus an overview of this unique art form in the urban environment that I've been developing.

The book is launched in a standard edition and an exclusive collector's edition that comes with an artist edition of a ceramic tile limited to 50 copies.

The launch of “□1” will take place on 3 March, between 6pm and 9pm, at the my studio located at Pestana Cidadela Cascais, in Cascais, Portugal, in parallel with the monthly openings at the other studios and galleries situated in the same space.

I would like invite you all to a welcome drink and an evening of interaction, so you can discover or rediscover my work.

Book launch:
Saturday, 3 March 2018, 6pm – 9pm

Free admission

Diogo Machado Studio
Pestana Cidadela Cascais
Av. D. Carlos I, 2750-310 Cascais