Helder Mendes, was born in Pacos de Ferreira on March 1, 1977 and the first contact with the painting began in late childhood and early adolescence, he had nearly 14 years.
Today 33, is an artist of new generation. It is a young man between painting, and material recovery builds his own art, using the raw wood and waste as the main factors, when combined with other materials, a technique called collage assemblage, the results are true works of art.
Besides painting, Helder Mendes is also dedicated to sculpture, using glass as the main object, wood and other materials. In his curriculum already included 11 Solo Exhibitions, one held in New Caixa Foundation in Vigo, a place that had many visits daily viewers, art critics, collectors, curators and art Merchant, and more than 150 Exhibitions held in Portugal andabroad.
In addition, his works are part of private choices of collectors around the world, like Germany, Russian Federation, Brazil, Canada, France, Britain, Italy, Japan, New York, Angola, Colombia, Canada and Portugal, and still Collections in Public and in the Camões Institute, Vigo, Municipality of Sintra, Câmara Municipal do Montijo, City of Amadora-Galeria Artur Bual, Portuguese Investment Agency API; Portuguese Foundation; ANJE National Association of Young Entrepreneurs; Project Gallery ; Municipal Council of Vila Nova de Cerveira, among others.
In his bibliography is more critical note signed by national and foreign authors such as Jean Michel Correia, Pedagogical Director of the Ateliers Carroussel, Museum of Arts Decoratifs, Palais du Louvre, Master Lance Carlos, Edgardo Xavier; Prof. Henrique Silva, Nuno Lima de Carvalho and Jaime Silva Painter.