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Glen Paul Mendes BA Hon's Undergraduate Wimbeldon UAL Camberwell UAL Student at MA Illustration & Visual Media Artist Statement: Introducing Ki-art connecting as experiance sacred and creative energy as a bio mass image, I work outside of conventional dogma that allows freedom from tradition. My Way is No way .This is the path of Difference. Utilising potential Line energy By experential fieldwork reaserch visiting rich sacred sites I am able to develop working upon the Landscape and Brambel Graffiti Line that I transform into ArtLine into an Abstract Language I am a very experimental adaptable artist who revels in spontainious accidents the more messy it gets the better for out of chaos appear's beauty its about setting a sacred space and inviting in creative energy. In my travelling echoing Arthur Rimbaud to find solace in sacred and profaine places finding traditional ways of living humanely and economically without harming the environment, I have also been immersed within cultural differences and poverty that can lead to social exclusion, and indifference to the caretaking of our natural landscape. I have roots in travel and experience from this a sense of freedom into storytelling that provides an escape into another world With Influences from specific histories such as Sculptress Barbara Hepworth, painters Antoni Tapies, Robert Smithson Jackson Pollock, and Ci Twombly Jimmie Durham and Joseph Beuys Photographer Micheal Freeman. The journey is the work From a wealth of previous experience ingredient builds, gives fullness this essence forms a narrative for storytelling where Earth Air Fire Water elements, painting/image making and objects are married by a Shamanic ritual and becomes the works mojo. I am aware that hunting with intention that is the finding of objects to be transformed retain a place in the subconscious yet elevate us into universal mind. So walking into the work with respect becomes a cultural objective with an epitaph of possibilities for our future existence.
I have been taken on for marketing projects and presently waiting a call and hope it will be shortly after the end of term
Happy to join Sherpa and have plans to become a scenic artist who also shows in galleries in the city watch out!
Event Construction, Theatre rigging, sets, marquee, security, set ups, catering.
Fine Art Painting, this is a makers course in traditional media and materials it also involved Photography and Video which I tend to utilise as a way to research archive and document. I have curated and installed builds,
I submitted a project proposal to go the South America. I spent time with a Shaman who connected drawing the dream into his practice who taught me for 5 weeks spring 2014. Curated a group show at 5th Base Gallery Spent a week on a vision quest in a mountain in wales I was a member of Angel in Pocket productions as a back stage hand http://lahesperia.myblog.arts.ac.uk/author/glenpaulmendes/
I wanted to travel to South America to Plant Trees and make recycled sustainable Art from the rainforest and sent off a project proposal to enable the funds to go, I worked in the fields and at weekends my art studio was under palmleaves utilising cut down Giant Bamboo, Broken Glass, and Plastic Tarp the result inspired a local art movement for colourful exterior homes.