André Mendes

b. 1979, Brazil

André Mendes was born in Curitiba, 1979. He graduated in Graphic Design from the Pontificia Catholic University of Paraná and specialist in artistic drawing at the Institut Superior de Disseny y Escola de la Imatge – IDEP, Barcelona. After three years of experience in Spain, held in 2006 his first solo exhibition in Oporto – Portugal. In the same year, he returns to Curitiba, Brazil. André Mendes has under his belt many national and international exhibitions including, Nasi Campur in TAKSU Singapore.
One the of most interesting aspects of his body of work is an unpretentious affirmation of a tradition genuinely born out of a kind of freedom that is almost sarcastic in the way the artist uses his skills as painter and drawer. One needs only to remember André’s many public and private murals in order to grasp his impressive technique. They are executed in both ceramics and new industrial techniques he creates and develops himself. Always aware of the many different kinds of painting styles, specific methods, scenes and tendencies in the art world today, Mendes draws, manipulates and organizes the elements in his works with such ability that it allows him a “deliberate” use of pictorial language, a natural procedure that stands between the commitment to conceptual research and a purely aesthetic experience.
At the moment his work emits delineation from flat surfaces, extending to space – the pigments in resin soaks everything around, sitting with the sculptural three-dimensionality that all want to touch & invade in its limitless expansion. The saturation is not only in colour but in chaos saturation. Architectural interventions which carry the desire to immerse what is around.
Currently lives and works in Curitiba, his research and production are focused on drawing, painting, sculpture, installations and site-specific projects. He is interested in the materiality of colour and its fluid behaviour, the inevitable force of gravity, tension and chance. His work complements with architecture, and also with other surfaces around the world.
André Mendes is a mural expert and works on site-specific projects with monumental works in various techniques.
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Acrylic paint on canvas, 125 x 220 cm

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Acrylic paint on canvas, 125 x 220 cm

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Acrylic paint and oil bar on canvas, 155 x 240 cm

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Acrylic paint on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

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Acrylic paint on canvas, 110 x 150 cm

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Acrylic paint on canvas, 140 x 150 cm

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Acrylic paint on canvas, 110 x 200 cm

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Acrylic paint on canvas, 130 x 220 cm

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Acrylic paint on canvas, 150 x 330 cm

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Acrylic on canvas, 130 x 190 cm

Gardian

Acrylic on canvas, 360 x 180 cm

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Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 260 cm

Sculptural Installation 01

Acrylic on canvas, 144 x 220 cm

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Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 225 cm

Interlocutor

Acrylic on canvas, 135 x 90 cm

Muse

Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 220 cm

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Acrylic Paint & Posca on Paper, 48 x 35 cm

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Posca on Paper & Naval Plywood, 30.5 x 24 cm

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Posca on Paper on Naval Plywood, 5 x 41 cm

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Posca on Paper on Naval Plywood, 5 x 52 cm

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Corian Onix White, dimension varies (each)

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Neoprene & Acrylic Fiber, 70 x 50 x 40 cm

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Acrylic Paint & Posca on Paper, 35 x 24 cm

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Acrylic on Acrylic, 22 x 22 cm

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Naval Plywood & Acrylic Paint, 31.5 x 24 cm

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Naval Plywood & Acrylic Paint, 14 x 14 x 15 cm

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Naval Plywood & Acrylic Paint, 15 x 15 x 16 cm

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Naval Plywood & Acrylic Paint, 21.5 x 17.5 cm

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Naval Plywood & Acrylic Paint, 12 x 40 cm

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Acrylic on Plywood Box, 26 x 37 cm

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Acrylic on Plywood Box, 26 x 37 cm
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