Captivating Design Meets Creativity
As you piece together this visually striking artwork, you'll discover the perfect blend of traditional azulejo motifs and modern geometric patterns.
Artistic Challenge for Puzzle Enthusiasts
Test your skills and patience as you assemble this intricate masterpiece. The unique shapes and vivid colors of the BROKEN FRAGMENTS mural present a stimulating challenge for both seasoned and novice puzzlers. Experience the satisfaction of completing this high-quality puzzle and proudly display the final 18" x 24" artwork in your home or office.
Exclusive Collectible for Art Lovers
Don't miss your chance to own this limited-edition puzzle featuring Add Fuel's iconic mural from Miami's famous Wynwood Walls. A must-have collectible for art enthusiasts and puzzle lovers alike, the BROKEN FRAGMENTS x Wynwood Walls Puzzle is a testament to the captivating power of street art.
Add Fuel "Broken Fragments" x Wynwood Walls Puzzle
18" x 24"
by Add Fuel aka Diogo Machado
About the Artist
Add Fuel is Portuguese visual artist Diogo Machado (b. 1980).
With a degree in Graphic Design from Lisbon's IADE – Institute of Visual Arts, Design and Marketing, he spent a few years working in design studios in Portugal, followed by an eight-month stint in Munich, Germany. Since 2007, he has been focusing exclusively on his artistic work.
Starting out under the full name Add Fuel to the Fire, he first created a dark, yet exuberant visual universe populated by a cast of slimy, eccentric and joyful creatures, influenced by a variety of interests ranging from video games to comics, animation, sci-fi, designer toys, and urban visual culture.
In 2008, fascinated with the aesthetic possibilities of symmetrical patterning and tessellations, he shortened his moniker to Add Fuel and began redirecting his 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. If, on the face of it, his work in small and medium sized tile panels, large-scale stencil, and freehand painted murals, and print editions might seem simply a pastiche of classic formalism, a closer inspection rewards the viewer with a chaotic world of unequivocally original motifs and characters brimming with deep emotions.
Creating balance and harmony from symmetrical repetitions, a build-up of layers and techniques of visual illusion such as trompe-l'œil, his multi-layered patterned compositions produce a poetic rhythm that plays with the viewer's perception and the (multiple) possibilities of interpretation.
Exploring a wide range of both manual and digital techniques in the fields of drawing, painting, ceramics, and printing, his practice expresses a sophisticated dialogue between the old and the new, between heritage and modernity.
Besides the numerous public art interventions, he has been creating in various countries, he has also been showcasing his work in solo and group exhibitions in reputed galleries and museums.
Diogo Machado lives and works in Cascais, Portugal.
Add Fuel BROKEN FRAGMENTS x Wynwood Walls Puzzle