Pepe Mendoza is a sculptor working from his studio in the leafy suburb of Antipolo City, Rizal. Pepe’s undertakes commissions for figurative work and sculptural pieces for interior, garden, and landscape environments. His sculpture is always based on his everyday reality. Pepe's sculptures are made in mild steel and are from his originals, modeled in clay or wax or carved in stone or plaster. Pepe Mendoza’s work is, in every way, a reflection of its creator. It reveals Pepe’s total fascination with nearly every conceivable aspect of life, from history, children, sports, music, and religion to wildlife of the land, sea, and air. With a style so flowing and alive that it has been called "metal in motion", the work is as passionate and expressive as the artist himself.
For as long as he can remember, Pepe has been captivated by form and design. From the time he was a young boy, with the encouragement of family and teachers, he worked to develop his innate talent and explore the various techniques and mediums of sculpture. In addition to his skill as an artist, Pepe made himself a technical expert in the art of "electrification of mild steel".
At the Metalurgica creative foundry, it has taken half a lifetime for Pepe to attain his preeminent status in the world of art. For many years, the necessity of providing for his large family took Pepe into other, more traditional vocations. Throughout those years, though, Pepe never stopped sculpting. He knew in his heart that it was the work he was born to do. From the many challenges and experiences of his life came a remarkably unique style of art. Pepe Mendoza constantly challenges himself to translate the richness of life and nobility of the human soul into enduring sculptural form. In his words, "I strive to express beyond the image, to catch the spirit, to reveal deeper emotions, and to share joy." As he continues to rise to that challenge, his work is gaining attention at local art auction houses.