ANDRÉ MENDES (b. 1979, Brazil) Born in Curitiba, 1979. 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 / Singapore, Tropikos / Bangkok – Thailand, Art Expo Malaysia / Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, Color ow 2012 / Barcelona – Spain, Elementary 2012 / Curitiba – Brazil, State of the Art – Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba.
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 wants 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.
Naval Plywood and Acrylic Paint, 14 x 14 x 15 cm, 2015
Posca on Paper on Naval Plywood, 5 x 52 cm, 2015
Acrylic Paint and Posca on Paper, 35 x 72 cm, 2015
Acrylic on Acrylic, 22 x 22 cm, 2015