André Mendes

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.

André Mendes has under his belt many national and international exhibitions including, Nasi Campur / Singapore, Tropikos / Bangkok – Thailand, Art Expo Malaysia / Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, Colorflow 2012 / Barcelona – Spain, Elementary 2012 / Curitiba – Brazil, State of the Art – Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba.

At the moment his work flees screen delineation, extending to the space, the pigments in resin soaks everything around, flirting with the sculptural three-dimensionality that all wants to touch, invade, limitless expansion. The saturation is not only color saturation, is chaos saturation – architectural interventions which carry the desire to immerse what is around¬ – potential overflows that also perform as a project and cause the viewer to see again immersed in different situations.

André Mendes