Drawings from the darkness


For this years ART FLEA artist Mr Mead will be collaborating with Antlers Gallery to create a space that is part market stall and part interactive large scale work. The two have enjoyed
a long collaborative relationship, including the project Dark Suits in 2011, a reworking of
traditional playing cards in Mead’s dark, brooding style.

A childhood fear and obsession with anthropomorphism feeds into his characters. Using the traditional drawing technique of dip pen and ink to blend the animal, human and mechanic into a super species he nicknames Bio-Mechanical Anthropomorphism. Working from his
studio in Jamaica Street Studios, Bristol, Mead creates artwork for folk tales, album covers, posters and large scale works. He has exhibited far and wide, from London to New York
and Melbourne.