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AnyForty Charity Group Show: Artist Unveil 16 of 25

Onto the final countdown, du, du, du, du, de, de , de , de de, uhm yeah, so into the final 10 with a thump now, and proud to hit you off with artist unveil number 16 of 25 of the incredible lineup of worldwide artists who’ve donated their time and skills for our AnyForty Charity Group show taking place at 5th Base Gallery, London from July 24th until July 27th, and again, in no particular order, proud to announce another artist who’ll be more than familiar to the AnyForty Regulars. Lasses and fellas it’s…

Add Fuel aka Diogo Machado is a artist like no other, our man does so much sick illustrative , character driven work for clients all over the world including regular designs for dream clients like Nike, (Check out his website to see all of those) but really bloody excels in his incredible symmetrical tiled patterns, containing a magical modern day medieval world filled with quirky characters, decorative flair and a dashing of Portuguese humour with some of the freshest colour pallets under the sun. Equally at home tearing up patterns to be sold as standard sized tiles in illustrator as he is painting them as giant murals on the side of huge buildings. Diogo has a style all of his own and no one can touch him. We first discovered him in his and fellow AnyForty Family Paulo Arraiano’s “Spaces Within” show in London at 2012, and been huge fans ever since. If you own one of his previous AnyForty collaborations, you’ll understand really how detailed his work is. Own a few of Diogo’s tiles and regularly catch ourselves staring at them like some modern day magic eye piece. Super stoked to have Diogo involved and what he’s done is gonna blow your wee minds! Incredible artist and all round lovely fella. Watch this space…


AnyForty Versus Exhibition 2014: Artist Unveil 4 of 25

Another day and another unveil from the incredible lineup of 25 worldwide artists we’ve pulled together for our AnyForty Versus Charity Exhibition taking place in London (venue to be announced) in July. So ladies and gentleman, let us reintroduce you guys to another sick artist, drumroll…

Hailing from Cascais in sunny Portugal comes the incredible artist and all round lovely fella Paulo Arraiano, AnyForty regulars will know his work from his brilliant collaboration as part of our Versus 4 collection we dropped in Summer 2011.

Paulo’s got a incredible back catalogue of work you can see here, doing print based designs for the likes of Volkswagen, Nike, Computer Arts and Don’t Panic, but in the last few years his work has really exploded into the 3 dimensional real world, painting his artwork on physical forms all over the globe, from naked bodies to boats to humungous walls Paulo’s work is really mind-blowing and can be spotted in city’s all over the world

Proud to have him involved in this project and whatever he cooks up you can be sure it’ll trap your attention with his intricate hand drawn details.

Stay tuned for artist number 5 to be unveiled next week, another of our guest artists, and another incredibly talented Australian.