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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2004 – 2007 BA (Hons) Animation, The Arts institute at Bournemouth
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 - 2011 Jamaica street Open Studios
2010 Red, Yellow, Blue, St Georges, Bristol
2010 Grotesques, Antlers Gallery, Bristol
2011 Palace Art Fair, London
2011 AAF, London