I’m Glen Mendes a Visual Artist
Painter-Photographer – …………….Shaman Earth Healer.
My art practice has been developed from Psychogeography a formal Drift Photography technique and an artist hunting instinct, which can be translated as psychogeography and situationism, an adventure in image making that has roots in travel as experience
In 2008 I took a Celtic rite of passage vision quest, initiated at Snowdonia National Park, to find my voice and develop a Shamanic based art practice then entered art school in 2012 as a fine art painter.
Not to find one’s way in a city may well be uninteresting and banal. It requires ignorance — nothing more. But to lose oneself in a city — as one loses oneself in a forest — that calls for a quite different schooling. Then, signboard and street names, passers-by, roofs, kiosks, or bars must speak to the wanderer like a cracking twig under his feet in the forest.
-Walter Benjamin, A Berlin Chronicle 1
my research to develop a language of art that has graffiti as a design element yet incorporates channelled shamanic symbols derived from an automatic drawing method.
Within walking hunting adventures I can gain invaluable experience it’s exciting and adds depth to my work its fun and above all its about FREEDOM.
I am аn active experimental process based Visual Artist who’s studio is often outside, utilizing photography and video as a form of documentation
“You don’t take a photograph,
you make it”
I received a Merit Award for my Abstract entry We Are Nature