Paulo J. Mendes is a portuguese watercolourist living in Matosinhos.
His works convey imaginary places based upon the traditional architecture, landscape, transportation and people from Portugal, namely in the North of the country.
Through his art, the artist revives the day-by-day of people and places, either lost in time or forgoten by most,while contributing to the awareness of how important is to protect our historical patrimony and ways.
From the 3rd through the 21st of April, 2010, over twenty works, completed between last year's September and this month, will be exhibited at the Quasiloja in the city of Oporto (Portugal), the artist's birthplace.
This is the first time that these watercolours are exhibited to the public and as a reader of The Art Inquirer, you have the opportunity to see one of them first hand.
With the title "Os Pequenos Lugares" (The Little Places), this watercolour exhibition looks quite promissing due the the quality of the works that Paulo Mendes has made us used to.