ADD FUEL is the work of Portuguese artist Diogo Machado.
Urban Week, La Défense
The temporary artistic intervention ‘DEEPSET OFFSET’ for Urban Week combines ancestral Portuguese culture - iconic in my artistic work - with urban culture and modern artistic techniques, used with 3D tromp l’oeil and freehand spray with stencils.
Inspired by the architectural elements of La Défense, the accumulation of layers, tears of mosaic sheets and azulejo highlight this close link between the ancient and the modern. The chosen palette is a mix of the iconic blues, usually present in my work, with pink and purple tones which echo the colorimetry of the 2022 festival's main visuals, designed by my good friends and amazing artists PichiAvo. One might call it a mental collaboration.
Photo © Diogo Machado