Russ Mills graduated from Leeds Met University in 1995 after completing a BA in Graphic Art and Design, specialising in Experimental Film and Animation. After finding gainful employment in various non-creative institutions went back to basics and began work with pen, pencil and computer.
Mills 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/exhibitive 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.
The visions of Alex Ruiz range from dark and disturbing, all the way to vomit inducing cuteness and hilarity. In his paintings, the creatures of his thoughts crawl off the page and transplant themselves into the unsuspecting brain, hopefully taking residence there as well. Born in the Cuevas Negras( the Black Caves) of Hermosillo, Mexico, Alex began engraving murals on the cavern walls, and soon after, the walls of family and friends’ baby nurseries. To this day, he continues to explore the roads and depths of the heart and mind, especially the odd and strange ones, and bury the findings within his art. Alex is now a freelance concept artist/illustrator living in Los Angeles, California, lending his talents to the film, television, and interactive games industries.
Kerem Beyit was born in Ankara, Turkey, in 1980 and started drawing in his early childhood with the effect
of comic books. In Gazi University, department of graphics he studied graphic design for four
years. Kerem doesn’t have any formal training for illustration, he trained himself and his teachers
were the great fantasy artists like Frazetta and Brom. Kerem worked for various places doing graphic
and illustration studies, book covers, local comics also magazines and books for children.
“I’ve been in the digital area for four years. I did lots of book covers. I am honoured by being
awarded on CGSociety, CgChannel, Gfxartist, Cggallery , 3DTotal and CGArena. My works have been
published in several magazines. My works have also been selected for inclusion in the Ballistic
Publishing albums Expose and Exotique. I am currently working as a freelance artist.” Kerem Beyit.
Elliott Kozlik born in Bristol, UK on 2nd August 1991. Elliott is a young and talented games designer, animator and illustrator. Soon to be fresh out of university, Elliott has worked entirely freelance so far and particularly enjoys character design. He uses a Wacom bamboo graphics tablet for his digital illustrations.