Mr. Mead's Nightmares

Illustration // Sunday, 11 Dec 2011


Mr Mead is a fine artist & illustrator, inspired by Koji Morimoto, Shaun Tan and Remi Wyart. He is also influenced by the emerging surrealist American contemporary art scene. Mr Mead is a traditional artist working in pen & ink mediums, often applying his practice to large scale character based pieces on reclaimed wood. He is a permanent resident at the long established Jamaica Street Studios, where he works feverishly in his chaotic attic on the rooftop of the Bristol art scene.
The artist is driven by his obsession and childhood fear of anthropomorphism. His work is a cathartic process to release his inner nightmares, after viewing at a premature age 'The Tales of Beatrix Potter', a 1976 Royal Ballet film by BAFTA nominated director Reginald Mills.

Filmed over the course of two weeks this video shows the time lapse for my latest piece. From priming the 6ft board too the finite deatails to finish the Wolf captain. This piece was shown by the Fine Grime Gallery at the Battersea Art fair 2011

Mr Meads Captain James McWolfson. from tom mead on Vimeo.


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