ADD FUEL2012-11-01

WOOL | Covilhã Urban Art Festival

WOOL | Covilhã Urban Art Festival

WOOL | Covilhã Urban Art Festival _ OFF FEST | ADD FUEL

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  • Title: Untitled
  • Creator: ADD FUEL
  • Date: 2012-11-01
  • Location Created: Rua da Calçada Fonte Lameiro, 127, Covilhã, District - Castelo Branco; Country - Portugal
  • location:lon: -7.511793
  • location:lat: 40.278543
  • Technique: ink printed ceramic tiles
  • Physical Dimensions: w0,30 x h0,30 x d0 m (complete)
  • Map: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=213433614628918665172.0004c6b4f652c100ea4be&msa=0&dg=feature
  • Details: And some times we receive some visits to the places were we are! In Portugal, the Azulejo tile is more than a mere decorative element of little intrinsic value. It has been an important medium for Portuguese artistic expression for more than five centuries. History is once again retold, this time inserted in the Add Fuel universe - the work of Diogo Machado; where the Azulejo tile is turned into a mass of colour, characters, shapes and details.
  • Biography: Diogo Machado excels in creating imaginary worlds, where he combines fictional characters, decorative elements, a distinctive trait, an omnipresent humor and a remarkable sense of symmetry. In the series of tiles that he stencils and/or lays on the walls, he creates the idea of a trompe l'oeil, leading us to believe that these are scenes inspired in a medieval universe; such is the rigor with which he draws. However, when we're closer and see the tiles carefully, we discover a completely contemporary composition of figures and creatures. It's a pop world, strange, were irony is always present.
  • Provenance: WOOL Fest
  • Type: street art
  • Rights: WOOL Fest
  • External Link: www.facebook.com/woolfest