Alex Mellon is an illustrator and mess maker originally from Newcastle, but is currently based in London. Whose distinct satire has been featured Frische Magazine, and Vice Magazine.
Mellon studied at the world leading University of the Arts London. Graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Illustration. Since graduating, he has worked on some varied project. He collaborated with photographer, Anna Victoria Best, for a Frische magazine shoot where he illustrating three unusual monster-inspired masks. He collaborated with fashion designer Sarah Hellen on her LFW14 collection.
In 2014, Mellon lent a hand on Matthew McGuinness’s Gourmandizing project. The small team, of three artist, painted sprawling recipes murals on the walls of South East London. The project was a celebration of London’s varying culture, dishes and ingredients. The unique and interesting project found its way into the Tate Modern and Tate Britain.
A lot of Mellon’s work look as though it has had a layer of grey placed on top. Desaturating the colours simultaneously adding an element of gloom. His rubbery figures slouch and slope. Making them both humourous and yet slightly saddening. Mundane scene that could quite easily be quickly looked over, in the hands of Mellon, make you stop and think about what the characters are really feeling.
You can see more of Alex Mellon’s work on his website and Instagram, and follow him on Twitter.