In this interview Fernando Mendonça answers a question proposed by the artist Cadu: “Where does life start and where does art end?”.
Mendonça, who was born in the small town of São Bento de Bacurituba, northeastern state of Maranhão, but lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, says he cannot dissociate one thing from the other. “I think art and life have a very deep and storng symbiosis”.
He speaks about his relationship with drawing, which he believes is connected to the root of art and that it is man’s first expression, since infancy. Mendonça always carries journals and notepads with him.
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For more information, biography, exhibition history and images of artworks, access Fernando Mendonça‘s page.
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