Marcelo Mendonça 🇧🇷 🇪🇸

Marcelo Mendonça

Methacrylate cubes with ceramic tracing
30 x 20 x 10 cm

Marcelo Mendonça

Collage and montage of slides and graphic printing
94 x 134 x 7 cm

Marcelo Mendonça

Tracing on methacrylate
30 x 20 x 10 cm

Marcelo Mendonça

Tracing on methacrylate
30 x 20 x 10 cm

Marcelo Mendonça

Tracing on methacrylate
30 x 20 x 10 cm

Marcelo Mendonça

Glass printing on slides
80 x 70 cm

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Marcelo Mendonça was born in Salvador, Bahia (BR), post-graduate in design and art direction in Salvador and Madrid.

Marcelo trained in accounting at Cairu University and did post-graduation in graphic design at the Faculty of Salvador (FACS). During university he worked as a Cartunista for the CEAS Magazine (Center for Studies and Social Action) in Salvador-BA.

With his posters, he went on to create design projects for theater and music artists, developing as a graphic designer and photographer, when he finally began to create projects in visual arts for his own exhibitions with the mixed use of photography, graphic design and painting.

His career is marked by social commitment, in constant activities and projects. In 2002 he did an artistic residency at Grupo India / Gruppo Trullo-Roma Italia In 2003 he entered the observational design course at the Bahia Museum of Modern Art (MAM) and at the encouragement of his teacher, the plastic artist Isa Muniz, he molded his style to the concept of contemporary art.

In 2009 he studied photography at the House of Photography in Salvador-Ba He moves to Spain in 2012.

Statement

The interest in the individual and his particular universe as opposed to the social, has always been my interest for my research focus. The observation of human behavior and its world. I like reading the movements, the reasons that make each individual act in a certain way and the positioning of him with other people.

Deep down, it is the great discovery of myself, relating my particular infinity and the universe around me and nothing better than art to express that: the search for oneself, the search to understand the other and us, a social group and our interests and behaviors to achieve our objectives. But beyond all I am interested in the moment, that millisecond that behavior was distracted and we reveal our interiors, our cultures, our ways, our most intimate desires and the relationship we have with individual and social freedom.

For this reason, I use materials that by themselves work the reflection. Transparencies, cubic, closed and open formats, what is seen inside and out, depths. The slides that, in addition to being transparent, reveal the past, the photograph of the instant frozen through time, old and current in overlays.

Over time the platforms spread and I also began to express myself in a more multimedia way, also using performance and installation as expressions of analysis of my work.