As a 24-year-old Brazilian multimedia artist, Tarik Mendes captivates thousands of followers on social media not only by his art. His creativity and innovation also brings art and fashion together — “wearable art”, which is perfectly demonstrated when he wanders around museums and art fairs in jackets and pants hand-painted by himself. He has also amazingly painted and made jackets entirely from canvas. His company TelaModa also creates other “wearable art”, including jewellry, handbags, and clothing, and recently unveiled an art-inspired stationery line, TelaModaPrints. He also works as a digital influencer for various fashion designers, such as Diesel, Bally, Coach and Givenchy. Let’s meet this gentleman behind his tremendous fanfare!
My signature outfit is… I like to mix fashion and art so I usually wear something I hand-painted myself…
The best style advice I was ever given… have fun.
I would never wear…fur.
Number of unanswered mails in your account today… none, I like things organized.
My favourite travel device is…my Away carry-on, it comes with a built-in charger!
On a plane I normally spend my time…writing down ideas/drawing, I always have my best innovative ideas up in the air
Top 3 songs on my headphone…Something In The Way – Nirvana; Mamae Oxum – Zeca Baleiro & Chico Cesar; California Love – 2pac
In the gym I…must have my pre-workout
What’s on for dinner…I love to cook, so it depends on my mood or what I’m craving.
My necessary extravagance is…gadgets
His company TelaModa also creates other “wearable art”, including jewellry, handbags, and clothing, and recently unveiled an art-inspired stationery line, TelaModaPrints.
If I could host a party for anyone it would be… Eartha Kitt!
In the art world currently I find most exciting… about discovering new upcoming artists
My daily art read is… ArtNet, Cultured Mag & Artforum
In my bedroom I have artworks by… Marcia Grostein, Ross Bleckner & George Condo
The most arty city is… NYC!
My favourite art-world ladies are… Toyin Ojih Odutola, Marcia Grostein, Kara Walker, Carmen Herrera, Yayoi Kusama & many more
Images from Tarik Mendes