Collection: Cadmium Mellow
Cadmium Mellow (AKA Matthew Harrison) is a Sydney-based Australian artist whom explores the complex and unprecedented perspective of a queer person living within the current time. Through an ambiguous and open-minded approach, Mellow delves into these ideas through a range of various mediums. Primarily an oil painter and photographer, Mellow has also recently experimented with performance, drag, installation, paper collage and video. His work stands as recognition to the queer artist and activist that came before him, honouring them through reference and connection. He believes this is significant to his practice, and to his identity as a queer person, keeping the history and culture of the LGBTQ+ community alive. Examining the future of queer identity, Mellow creates his own visual vocabulary, looking to his own mentality for inspiration, he creates abstract forms based upon his own physical manifestation of emotion. He then uses this as basis for his world building, creating a translatable code and various mysterious characters to create his otherworldly painting compositions.