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Add Fuel

(Portugal, 1980)

Add Fuel is Portuguese visual artist Diogo Machado (b. 1980),  fascinated with the aesthetic possibilities of symmetrical patterning and tessellations, his works focus towards working with and reinterpreting the language of traditional tile design, and that of the Portuguese tin-glazed ceramic azulejo in particular. Effortlessly blending these two seemingly-irreconcilable visual idioms, his current practice seeks to combine traditional decorative elements with contemporary visual referents into new forms that reveal an impressive complexity and a masterful attention to detail.