Six centuries of artistic creation
Menez exhibited for the first time in 1954, at Galeria Março, at the invitation of José-Augusto França, who was interested in his painting "of rare illuminist and intimate meaning". His work, suspended between figuration and abstraction, develops with a very personal visual language that is not defined in any specific movement or theoretical models. "Untitled" takes us into a peaceful and bright universe of open contrasts between light and shadow. Probably inspired by the space of his studio, Menez suggests and deconstructs realities, in imaginary windows that multiply and let light in, interior spaces that evoke exterior spaces, colour smudges that are impressions of spaces and everyday objects.
| Oil on canvas, 81 x 100 cm
| CRATO. Municipal Museum of Crato