Mendes and His Mentors

08 APRIL 2022 - 28 APRIL 2022, Ended 02:00 PM

Hugh Mendes presents a collection of his paintings and works on paper.

“I have been making paintings of other artists for some years now, mostly using self-portraits, or, more recently, portraits by other artists, as source material. I present them in the format for which I am best known; namely, as newspaper obituaries, tributes to these artists, my mentors. The paintings themselves also reference various techniques and styles of painting that I feel have been influential to my own practice. Some of these artists taught me directly, such as Euan Uglow, while others are more distant influences. 

This exhibition has been put together by the Hackney gallery and project space ‘The Tub’, established and run by students of Mendes that he has mentored for the previous 5 years. The Tub is a particularly appropriate and poignant place for Mendes to exhibit paintings of his mentors, this occasion representing a continuing lineage of mentorship in the arts. 

"Hugh Mendes is a great craftsman and a teacher he subtly alludes to and understands the different styles and techniques, how each artist used colour, while making the work recognisably his own." - Sue Hubbard, 2020

"Basically what is offered here is a series of cultural icons. It is not going too far to say that they are the equivalents of the sacred images one might find in a church." - Edward Lucie-Smith, 2018 

Timed Auction 
Ends: 24 April, 7 pm

Exhibition
20-24 April, The Tub, 2 Broadway Market, London E8 4TS
Private View: 20 April 

Shipping
All artwork can be collected in person from the The Tub, 2 Broadway Market, or for a shipping quote please contact [email protected]

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Auction


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1. Hugh Mendes
Rembrandt, $16 million
Mixed Media, 40 x 30 cm.
Estimate:£250 - 350
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2. Hugh Mendes
Obituary: Francis Bacon
Painting, 40 x 30 cm.
Estimate:£3,500 - 4,500
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3. Hugh Mendes
Paul Cezanne, La Covid-19
Mixed Media, 40 x 30 cm.
Estimate:£150 - 250
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4. Hugh Mendes
Obituary: Leon Kossoff
Painting, 40 x 30 cm.
Estimate:£2,500 - 3,500
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5. Hugh Mendes
Obituary: Euan Uglow
Painting, 40 x 30 cm.
Estimate:£2,500 - 3,500
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6. Hugh Mendes
Obituary: Gwen John
Painting, 40 x 30 cm.
Estimate:£4,500 - 5,500
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7. Hugh Mendes
Obituary: Michael Andrews
Painting, 40 x 30 cm.
Estimate:£2,500 - 3,500
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8. Hugh Mendes
Obituary: David Bomberg
Painting, 40 x 30 cm.
Estimate:£2,500 - 3,500
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9. Hugh Mendes
Johannes Vermeer, He wasn't Meant to die
Mixed Media, 40 x 30 cm.
Estimate:£150 - 250
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10. Hugh Mendes
Obituary: Stanley Spencer
Mixed Media, 40 x 30 cm.
Estimate:£350 - 450
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11. Hugh Mendes
Obituary: Timothy Behrens
Mixed Media, 40 x 30 cm.
Estimate:£350 - 450
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12. Hugh Mendes
Walter Sickert, high level of anxiety
Mixed Media, 40 x 30 cm.
Estimate:£150 - 250
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13. Hugh Mendes
Obituary: Tom Lubbock
Painting, 40 x 30 cm.
Estimate:£2,500 - 3,500
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14. Hugh Mendes
Obituary: David Madella
Painting, 40 x 30 cm.
Estimate:£2,500 - 3,500
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15. Hugh Mendes
Obituary: Keith Vaughan
Painting, 40 x 30 cm.
Estimate:£2,500 - 3,500
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16. Hugh Mendes
Obituary: Bruce Lacey
Painting, 40 x 30 cm.
Estimate:£2,500 - 3,500
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