5 September 2021

Hugh Mendes 9/11 Works Revisited In London Retrospective

100 paintings spanning 20 years of work, the exhibition will provide a fascinating overview of Mendes’ career

18 September 2018

Hugh Mendes Autorretrato – John Loker At 80 – Reviews – Edward Lucie-Smith

As the title of this fascinating new show at Charlie Smith London suggests, Hugh Mendes is here offering multiple self-portraits, in the form of portraits of other people.

Hugh Mendes Unveils A Menagerie Of Dead Artists

Hugh Mendes returns for his third solo exhibition, mid September, at Charlie Smith London with a Menagerie of historical paintings of dead artists.

17 February 2018


Hugh Mendes: Donald Trump Obituary Painting Is Not Just Fake News

Hugh Mendes has created his most controversial image to date, for his latest exhibition, a group show at CHARLIE SMITH LONDON.

12 October 2016


Hugh Mendes Talks to Artlyst About His Preoccupation With Death And Memento Mori

Hugh Mendes is a German-born British painter. He graduated with an MA in Fine Art from City and Guilds of London Art School,  in 2001 after reading a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art 1975-78. Mendes’ work has been shown globally at Museum shows and it is in prominent private collections […]

16 September 2016


Hugh Mendes Features Artist Obituaries For Second London Solo Exhibition

Hugh Mendes is to exhibit his obsessional obituary paintings in a new show at Charlie Smith London. Operating simultaneously as portraits and still life paintings, these works are contemporary memento mori, serving as reminders of our mortality to both artist and audience. Being obituaries of deceased artists only, this is Mendes’ most personal exhibition to date. […]

2 February 2014


The Great War: Four Contemporary European Artists Mark Centenary With Exhibition

Charlie Smith London is marking the centenary of the beginning of The Great War with an exhibition of four European artists. Working across mediums in installation, drawing and painting, Harold de Bree (Netherlands), Florian Heinke (Germany), Eric Manigaud (France) and Hugh Mendes (United Kingdom) have made new work in response to the brief. Each artist […]

16 March 2013


Hugh Mendes To be exhibited In Los Angeles Solo Show

Work by the London-based painter Hugh Mendes will be exhibited at  GUSFORD | Los Angeles.  This will be his first solo exhibition at the gallery. Mendes will show a selection of Obituaries, an ongoing trompe l’oeil series that the artist has been working on for over a decade. Referencing the classic film noir genre, D.O.A […]