Fresh Off The Boat
Tarik Mendes

Drawing upon cultural roots, Mendes works are notable for their textured finish and colorful nature. This exhibition includes an autobiographical work from the artist, bearing witness to great craftsmanship. The phrase “Fresh Off The Boat” refers to the experience of migrating, that articulates the good and the ugly of daily life. A pattern of confronting loneliness, mental health and melancholy. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted.

About the Artist

Tarik Mendes (°1992, Belo Horizonte, Brazil) creates paintings, drawings and sculptures. By emphasizing aesthetics, Mendes seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the good and the ugly of daily life. His works are notable for their textured finish and colorful nature. This is of great importance and bears witness to great craftsmanship. By applying abstraction, he considers making art a craft which is executed using clear formal rules and which should always refer to social reality.

His works doesn’t always reference recognizable forms. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted.

For more information on Tarik visit his website and follow him on Instagram.



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