Glen Mendes

 

I’m Glen Mendes a Visual Artist

ArtHawk! .

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”

Ansel Adams

 

 

 

I received a Merit Award for my Abstract entry We Are Nature 

 

 

 

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Imageyrie and Found Objects

 I FOLLOW RIVERS at various points along the river Thames Vauxhall Bridge, Chelsea Harbour, and Putney.

 

 

 

STICKS STONES FEATHERS AND BONES

Flotsam and jetsam as the River tide ebbs and flows there are many tree branches driftwood and twigs which I collect for later use, which become a form of runic script.

 

 

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Biography

 

Glen Paul Mendes presents Art Hawk developing an art practice.

Glen is аn emerging artist but one whom has аn interesting if not unique story, is basically self taught he has worked alongside Druids and Shamans,a passionate scenic artist, PA for professional artists and despite dyspraxia managed to qualify with a BA Hon’s in fine Art specialising in Painting at Wimbledon UAL 2012-15, within his studies and to deepen research with field-trips projects in Paris, Mexico and South America where he realised the power of working directly upon the land,he has also been the recipient of the Stevenson Award to travel to a cloud forest in South America and received a full scholarship to attend Camberwell UAL on a MA in Illustration and Visual media learning to focus Collage, printmaking, photography, objects, and video into a way of Illustrated storytelling.

 

 

 

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Image Erie

I FOLLOW RIVERS!
Thames walks inspired my MA Project “I Follow Rivers”

and 18th Century profitable Mudlarking which has a long fascinating dark past.

Painting is thinking Drawing is writing, thru a process of gestural abstraction incorporating symbols as semiotic marks, I believe I can develop a new natural land art language a form of unconscious image poetry from action art and Graffiti technique methods.

  • the use of photography in surveying and mapping to ascertain measurements between objects.
    During a monoprint workshop I devised a way to ink roll upon natural materials, that I has found Tree Bark and worn Slate already had in my ruck sack.

The growth develops when photography into drawing into print has been an experimental mess, which is essentially about documentation as a creative process.

 

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