Francisco Mendes

Francisco Mendes | Comme des Garcos

Francisco Mendes

Comme des Garcos, 2021

Pastel de oleo sobre cartón

49 x 42 cm

Arena Martínez Projects

Madrid, España



about 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.

Francisco Mendes 's works

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

Featured works

Aurora Cañero | Audacia III

Aurora Cañero

Audacia III, 2021


200 x 21 x 100 cm

David Delgado Ruiz | Planet Moon #01

David Delgado Ruiz

Planet Moon #01, 2021

Fotografía Analógica y Digital, Impresión Certificada en Papel Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Ultra Smooth 305 gsm · 100% Cotton. Museum Standard Cotton Paper.

100 x 100 cm


Dean West | Palma de la Noche, Miami Beach

Dean West

Palma de la Noche, Miami Beach, 2021

Impresión de pigmentos de archivo detrás de un cristal de museo en un marco de nogal hecho a mano

175.2 x 124.4 cm

Isabela Puga | M_MS_04

Isabela Puga

M_MS_04, 2021

Técnica mixta y oro de 22 kt sobre madera

25 x 35 cm


Isabella Despujols | 34

Isabella Despujols

34, 2020

Lienzo bordado

80 x 120 cm

Jaime Sancorlo | Our anger is real

Jaime Sancorlo

Our anger is real, 2020

Oleo sobre lienzo

81 x 116 cm

Katya Sheglova | Mirrored heart: Lenka

Katya Sheglova

Mirrored heart: Lenka, 2021

Oleo sobre lienzo (díptico)

100 x 135 cm

Kepa Garraza | Isabel II

Kepa Garraza

Isabel II, 2021

Carbón comprimido sobre papel

100 x 75 cm


Murmure | Polochon (Pillow fight)


Polochon (Pillow fight), 2020

Carboncillo y lápiz de color sobre papel

100 x 135 cm

Lisardo Menéndez | H(LX1) 15

Lisardo Menéndez

H(LX1) 15, 2021

Acrilico sobre lino

130 x 162 cm