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
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.