Mr Mead

Mr Mead is an artist who admires the surreal and otherworldly sides of art. He uses a traditional drawing technique working with dip pen and ink.

Mead’s terror and intrigue for animals dressed as humans stems from his memories of Reginald Mills’ 1976 ballet film, “The Tales of Beatrix Potter”. Deciding to embrace his fear Mead has recently found a passion for more the traditional artistic techniques and has developed his ink based style to create dark inhuman characters blending the animal, human and mechanic, a super species he nicknames ‘Bio-Mechanical Anthropomorphism’.

Mead’s practice is inspired by artists such as Koji Morimoto, Remi Wyart and Shaun Tan. He is also highly influenced by the surrealist American contemporary art scene.

Working from the eminent Jamaica Street Studios in Stokes Croft, Bristol, Mead creates artwork for folk tales, album covers and poster designs alongside producing his large-scale works. He also launched a new edition of playing cards, each adorned with one of his characters.

Mr Mead launched a new edition of playing cards each adorned with one of his characters in April 2011. To find out more about this project see:- Dark Suits

 

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EDUCATION
2004 – 2007 BA (Hons) Animation, The Arts institute at Bournemouth

EXHIBITIONS
2013 Winter Shop, Antlers Gallery, Bristol
2012 13th Hour Group Show, Last Rites Gallery, New York City, USA
2012 Runaway Circus, Auguste Clown Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2012 The Ballad of Molly Woad, Fine Grime Gallery, Bath
2012 Amalgamation, View Art Gallery, Bristol
2012 Winter,  Antlers Gallery, Bristol
2011 Anatomy, Antlers Gallery, Bristol
2011 Dark Suits, Antlers Gallery, Bristol
2011 Agile Rabbit, Fine Grime Gallery, Bath
2011 Inside out, Royal West of England Academy of Art, Bristol
2010-2013 Jamaica Street Open Studios
2010 Red, Yellow, Blue, St Georges, Bristol
2010 Grotesques, Antlers Gallery, Bristol

ART FAIRS
2012 Affordable Art Fair, Bristol
2011 Palace Art Fair, London

2011 AAF, London

Originals

The Partyboy
Fine Liner and Ink on Paper
35 x 28 cm

Party Time
Ink on Paper
30 x 21 cm

Peter and the Carrot Children
Fine Liner and Acrylic on Board
183 x 91 cm

O'Brian's Only Solace
Fine Liner and Ink on Paper
51 x 40 cm

Wotsit's First Light
Fine Liner and Ink on Paper
44 x 40 cm

'A Giants gloom'
Pen & ink on paper
(A2)

The Mandis Connection
Pen & Ink on Paper
50 x 25cm

Katytron & Lady Cat Catty
Ink on paper
(A4)

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Artist Interview: Mr Mead

Mr Mead is a fine artist and illustrator working in pen and ink, often on a large scale with incredible attention to detail. Mead’s artwork is driven by his fixation and childhood terror of anthropomorphism. Working from the eminent Jamaica …

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