Portugese artist Add Fuel recently wrapped up another signature piece created for MURO Festival in Lisbon, Portugal. Titled “Comvida”, this work is an important step for the artist as it mixes his Azulejos inspired stencil and freehand painting for the first time.
Hoping to set the new path for his work, “Comvida” is inspired by the infamous “figuras de convite” (invitation figures). Usually placed at the entrance of palaces as a welcoming image, these figures depicting life-size images of noble men were made from cut-out panels of Portugese tiles (Azulejos). Since these figures can be found only in Portugal, the artist felt a need to create his own version while working in Bairro Padre Cruz area, “one of the most real and Portuguese places he had the pleasure to experience”.
Check out more detail and progress photos by Rui Gaiola after the jump and stay tuned for more news coming from Portugal and around the world.