André Mendes was born in Curitiba, 1979. He graduated as a Graphic Designer from the Pontificia Catholic University of Paraná then specialised in artistic drawing at the Institut Superior de Disseny y Escola de la Imatge – IDEP, Barcelona. After working three years in Spain, André held his first solo exhibition in 2006 in Oporto – Portugal, and has gone on to show across various international exhibitions including ‘Ainda Não’, Rome; ‘Antes do Fim’, Paris; ArtStage Singapore; Art Expo Malaysia; ‘Tropikos’, Bangkok; ‘Color ow’, Barcelona; ‘Elementary’, Curitiba.
Using techniques created and developed himself, his work with resin delineates from flat surfaces, exhibiting a sculptural three-dimensionality that invites one to touch.
Currently working in Curitiba, André is interested in colour and its fluid behaviour under the forces of gravity, tension and chance.
In addition to his authorial research, he specializes in large-scale projects such as murals and sculptures. He worked with TAKSU Gallery on the prestigious commission by Khazanah and Temasek for Andaz Singapore with three large sculptures and one gargantuan mural.