Street Artist Add Fuel goes out on the Tiles in Shoreditch, London 2017

Portuguese artist Add Fuel recently spent time in London for Festival Iminente, curated by fellow street artist Vhils, that brought a weekend of music and art to the streets of London.

Add Fuel left a permanent art reminder ‘Remember your Roots’ on the famous Brick Lane, Shoreditch, an area dedicated to street art, paste ups and graffiti, knitted between cafes, restaurants, trendy bars and inviting markets.

Add Fuel’s art cleverly reinterprets the language of the Portuguese ‘azulejo‘ ceramic tile. His vector-based designs or stencil-based street art interventions offer a fresh urban twist to the traditional tile design. Look a little closer and they reveal a graffiti cartoon style illustration, impressive complexity and a masterful attention to detail.

“During the middle ages, the common practice of tile design in England included the representation of figurative and geometrical tile designs, floral and foliate and animals, both real and mythical. In the 19th century, Britain pioneered mass-produced tiles, emphasising the importance of color and composition over thematic and artwork.” Add Fuel

“Two forgotten styles and techniques I felt the need to explore and combine in this wall in The Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane.” Add Fuel

Add Fuels new designs of the azulejo tile closes the gap between contemporary urban art and traditional tile painting, and we can’t get enough of it!

Check out the short video by our friends at Chop Em Down Films


Photos by @josepandolucas



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