Artist Profile – Trevor Mill

Trevor Mill

Creative Director at Brand Electioneering.

Bio:
Trevor has been painting since his teens and still haven’t used up that tube of lemon yellow yet.

His works are usually in oils, but have incorporated human hair, coffee, coins, pollyfilla and cigarettes when needed.

His usual subjects are portraits of people as the human face is by far the most interesting thing for another human to look at, he says. He’s occassionally been known to paint pigs, horses and swans too!

Below is Trevor’s piece from the Soapbox & Son’s exhibition Alien Nation & LOLCAT Teh Exhibishun

Title: Mr Ben Bus Stop
Medium: Mixed
Exhibition: Alien Nation; the art of blending in, 2011

In 1992, Trevor pained a picture called ‘Mr. Ben could be you’ (below). It was about being able to go into any situation, changing to suit each environment.

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As the Alien Nation exhibition is about being alien to London, he fits rather well, so this is another Mr. Ben with the focal point of a London bus stop.

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For no great reason the new painting incorporates:
Nina Simone, Gordon Brown, Izzy Mill, Alex Mill, Peter Green & Mick Fleetwood, A local Muslim lady, The Flying Conchords, Loula the street’s dog, the Polish old lady from down the road, a bike courier, Kingsly Amis, a Fetische, Matilda, a niece, a hoody, a tiger, a scary shadow a blank commuter, a poo, a mouse, a pigeon, a butterfly, a bike, a bus, two cars, a can, chewing gum and of course Mr Ben.

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Title: R U FUR REEL
Medium: Mixed
Exhibition: LOLCAT Teh Exhibishun, 2013

George, my cat, is fat. I thought
I’d do a scale model.

Here is how George came into being. The real cat is on a diet.

george-the-cat-anima

Made from:
Kenny ball Jazz LP
CD of demos from indie band
Cassette from 1983
Shatterproof ruler
4 odd kids socks
2 Mini cereal packets (Frosties and Rice Crispies)
Can of hair grease
Champagne box
Cat collar
Fridge magnet
Australian 50p piece
Clothes dryer fluff
Pasta
Paint

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