Fascinated and inspired by old masters and contemporary artists such as Rafael, Luis Caballero, R. Liberace and Jenny Saville.
By a different look at the human body, detail has become important. Its starting point is with respect to integrity of the body.
It creates abstraction in the figuration.
That means that the viewer have to look longer at the drawings of Mengels and preferably several times.
Mengels escapes the discipline photo shop and seeks beauty in concrete real bodies.