To highlight the history of his home country, Portuguese artist Diogo Machado creates street art inspired by traditional Portuguese Azulejo tilework. He creates intricate patterns, in the traditional blue, which he applies to walls in ceramic tiles or stencils. In his stencil work, Machado often applies tromp l’oeil techniques to give an illusion of three dimensions to his murals. The tile patterns are often depicted as emerging from the surrounding surface, as if they were painted over long ago. Machado can be followed on Instagram.
photos via Diogo Machado