Skull Illustration by Russ Mills. He is a British artist who was born in Devon, UK. He paints, creates multimedia installations, designs stage sets and lighting and has produced record covers and book covers. As a recording artist he has collaborated with many musicians, for example David Sylvian, Ian McCulloch and Peter Gabriel. He has released 2 CDs with his recording project Undark, one of them on the British ambient label Em:t Records.
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Graduated from Leeds Met University in 1995 after completing a BA in Graphic Art and Design, specializing in Experimental Film and Animation. After finding gainful employment in various non-creative institutions he went back to basics and began work with pen, pencil and computer.
He has spent almost 20 years crafting skills, absorbing influences from every facet of visual culture and archiving found objects and ephemera to substantiate his work. He has worked as a freelance illustrator with numerous clients in publishing and entertainment, more recently pursuing the more traditional gallery path with solo shows in London and Bristol and group exhibits in the U.S. Numerous sell out print releases and coverage worldwide.
His current work is an clash of styles from classical to pop surrealism, focusing predominantly on the human form, though also abstracting elements from nature and the animal kingdom. Covering subjects such as superficiality and isolation progressing into more socio-political expressions.