Francisco Mendes

Francisco Mendes

Coimbra (Portugal), 1979

The chromatic drawings and paintings of Portuguese artist Francisco Mendes Moreira often depict abstract faces and figures as he explores universal themes relating to the human experience. Typically engaging with repurposed surfaces ranging from old scraps of fabric and cardboard to blocks of wood, Moreira uses oil paint or oil pastel to create his complex portraits. Employing different methods including collage and charcoal, Moreira's works are a unique blending of figuration and abstraction, as seen in And one day old man winter ... (2019), an oil pastel on found card paper bearing a white figure resembling a snow- covered tree. The artist is also recognized for his renderings of sprawling landscapes featuring trees and mountains; these elements are usually depicted in unnatural hues and highlight the otherworldly feeling the work evokes. Work from Moreira’s extensive oeuvre has been exhibited throughout Europe and North America.

This artist exhibits in the following galleries

Arena Martínez Projects

Programa General

Artist's works

Francisco Mendes | Comme des Garcos

Francisco Mendes

Comme des Garcos, 2021

Pastel de oleo sobre cartón

49 x 42 cm

Francisco Mendes | Muscle Husle

Francisco Mendes

Muscle Husle, 2021

Pastel de oleo sobre cartón

49.5 x 48 cm

Francisco Mendes | The hero

Francisco Mendes

The hero, 2021

Pastel de oleo sobre cartón

49.5 x 48.5 cm