“Miguel Gonçalves Mendes’s work is always of an unusual delicacy. Delicacy as the movement that has the right pace (all that is not delicacy is either too slow or fast). Therefore, before what does not precipitate or lingers, the portrayed has time to land, as if it fell at its most peaceful ground. And so, we see what we have never seen before - intimate gestures and brief, but decisive expressions. All is revealed in the other when he who wants to see is patient. A patient that looks to the details, this is the art that I admire in Miguel Gonçalves Mendes.”