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Brief biography

Álvaro de Mendonça was born in Faro, southern Portugal, in 1959. Studied painting at Lisbon University Fine Arts School until 1985.
Like many other painters he started drawing and painting as a child and continued until he became a professional visual artist.
His first individual exhibition was in… Read More
Brief biography

Álvaro de Mendonça was born in Faro, southern Portugal, in 1959. Studied painting at Lisbon University Fine Arts School until 1985.
Like many other painters he started drawing and painting as a child and continued until he became a professional visual artist.
His first individual exhibition was in 1982, while studying at Lisbon University. Since then he has participated on several collective art projects and made some individual exhibitions and public performances. Also in 1982 he had his first contact with a real painting from Francis Bacon* - a crucifixion - at an exhibition in Lisbon. Bacon was to become his most important conceptual reference in painting and human representation.
In 1991 he created the group 'S/Título' [No Title], together with other Portuguese painters, whose 'purpose' was to act and sensitize to art. From 1995 until 2002 he worked on scenery projects, including large dimension scenarios and objects for dance choreographs, theater and public actions.
He has also developed his knowledge of graphic design and photography. He is accomplished with a large portfolio working for private companies and Institutions.
Most of the artworks presented here are part of his private collection.
* The English artist Francis Bacon Read Less
Member Since: Sep 15, 2010