Add Fuel Presents XVII-XXI, a Solo Exhibition at Station 16 Gallery
August 9th - September 1st, 2018
Vernissage: August 9, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Station 16 Gallery: 3523 Boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, H2X 2T6
Metro: St-Laurent or Sherbrooke
Wine supplied and poured by Delaney Vins & Spiritueux
Artist in attendance
Station 16 Gallery presents XVII-XXI, a solo exhibition by Portuguese artist Add Fuel (Diogo Machado
b.1980). The vernissage will be held on August 9th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Station 16 Gallery with the
artist in attendance and the exhibition will run until September 1st, 2018.
Add Fuel has been developing a contemporary approach to the aesthetic language of patterned tiles
and related figurative elements from Portuguese culture for almost a decade, in walls and in ceramic
panels. Combining a visual universe populated by a cast of eccentric creatures inspired from video
games, comics, animation, sci-fi, low-budget B films, designer toys, and urban visual culture with
traditional tile design, specifically that of the Portuguese tin-glazed ceramic azulejo, Add Fuel has
created his own distinct style that has captivated audiences worldwide.
XVII-XXI explores the connections between the old techniques of ceramic painting and elements of our
increasingly technological and mediacentric society. The exhibition will include hand painted ceramic
panels, with materials and pigments reproduced from the 17th century as well as new techniques that
the artist has been exploring in his ceramic work.
A MURAL FOR MONTREAL: In anticipation of the opening of XVII-XXI and in collaboration with the
SDBSL (Société de développement du boulevard Saint-Laurent), Add Fuel will be creating a mural in Little
Portugal on the wall located at Rona Bois Idéal Inc (4100 St Laurent Blvd). Montrealer’s will get the
chance to see the mural being produced live over the course of several days starting on August 3rd.
STATION 16 GALLERY is a contemporary urban art gallery highlighting the work of local and
international artists influenced primarily by street art and graffiti.
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