Part of the WOOL on tour, this 22mt stencil mural in LX Factory, Lisbon, is part of the work I’ve been developing around the traditional portuguese tiles (called azulejos). A message is stated and a bridge is created between the traditional tiles, it’s reinterpretation and the way the old meets the new. Through shapes, elements and techniques.
ANTIGA MENTE NOVA it’s a word game between ‘antigamente’, ‘antiga mente’ and ‘mente nova’ (‘formerly’, ‘old mind’ and ‘new mind’).
Big thanks and love to WOOL and Lara Seixo Rodrigues for the invitation and João Miguez for all the help.
All photos by Pedro Seixo Rodrigues.
Lately people ask me “Hey why don’t you post stuff on Facebooktwitterinstagram? Don’t you have new works? New tiles? drawings, new artwork (or whatever the hell you do)?” Well, I usually post teaser images of new stuff I’m doing and photos of my dog on those platforms, but for the last couple weeks, I have been intensely working on some great projects that I didn’t even remember to keep you (the friendly reader) updated.
But yes, fear not. I have new tiles; new unique panels ready and a limited edition dropping soon. I have new illustrations, have a video to work on (from that big tile mural in the Azores for Walk&Talk) and there’s a new mural in Lisbon coming soon.
Boom! You’ve been updated!
The pictures and video for the Cascais ArtSpace 2012 Collective Projection Show are now online at addfueltothefire.com
Quick shots from the opening night @ Influx Contemporary Art. Better pictures coming soon.
Such a great show with many of my favourite artists. The show will be on until July 30, go and have a look.
Visit the Influx Contemporary Art website for more info.
Influx Contemporary Art Gallery presents URB4N ART LX group show.
Opening on Saturday, May 19th at 18:00h (until June 30)
Featuring artworks from:
Marie Err | Pedro Zamith | Miguel Ayako | Paulo Arraiano (YUP) | Hugo Makarov | Ângela Ferreira (Kruella) | Gonçalo MAR | Pedro Campiche (Akacorleone) | Diogo Machado (add fuel to the fire) | Nuno Raminhos | Wasted Rita | Laro Lagosta
Location | Rua Fernando Vaz, 20 B (near Hospital Pulido Valente), Lisbon
Contact | 00 351 918 501 234
Schedule | From Thursday to Saturday, 14.00h to 18.00h
YUP | Paulo Arraiano – ADD FUEL TO THE FIRE | Diogo Machado
16TH February to 26TH February – Pure Evil Gallery
108 Leonard st London EC2A 4RH t: + 44 (0) 20 7729 2866 | Monday to Saturday 10am – 6pm or by appointment | admission free | www.pureevilclothing.com
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About the show:
Despite the marked differences between their graphic and visual languages, long-time friends Paulo Arraiano (YUP) and Diogo Machado (ADD FUEL TO THE FIRE) have often collaborated on many projects. Over the years each has developed an extensive portfolio in the fields of graphic and visual arts, working in a variety of mediums. Each has also taken part in a great number of individual and collective exhibitions, in Portugal and abroad. This is the first time they are showcasing their work together in the UK.
Both grew up in and live in the seaside town of Cascais, outside Lisbon, Portugal, and in spite of their distinctive paths they share multiple references and interests. They have developed a high level of understanding and familiarity which often borders on the complicit, turning their fertile partnership into an ongoing intuitive collaboration. It is this convergence towards a mutual space where both their differences and similarities intersect that can be viewed here.
Spaces Within explores this point of contact where the two individual realms meet and overlap – an area which both reflects and transcends the many inner spaces and territories their lives and work have created; a new multi-layered expanse composed of myriad emotions, characters, stories, landscapes, colours, shapes and details.
Text: Miguel Moore