This year, we have had ample time to reflect and, inevitably, adapt to changes. Portoguese artist ADD FUEL has taken this opportunity and has created an inpirational mural just outside Lisbon. ADD FUEL explains that ”Year 2020 will always be the year we returned to our homes, our neighbourhoods, our families, to all that is essential. To discover within ourselves the resilience and courage to face the unknown.”
The inspiring intervention sets itself proudly in the traditional Graça neighbourhood in order to adapt to its surrounding space, creating a transition from old to new, from blue to its neighbouring green, and creates new patterns based on the existing tiles in order to achieve harmony between the two buildings.
The mural intends to make a reflection on our individual abilities to adapt to our environments and realities, and to do so as a community, so that we can once again find some harmony. This work is about the way in which each of us, through our attempt to remain happy in the midst of adversity and the unknown, adapts (ADAPTA).
Mural located in the Graça District, one of Lisbon’s oldest suburbs, located on top of her highest hill, a few blocks north-east of the Castelo de Sao Jorge and just up the hill from São Vincente de Fora Monastery.
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Add Fuel is Portuguese visual artist Diogo Machado (b. 1980). Since 2007, he has been focusing exclusively on his artistic work.