Gray M.C.A in partnership with The Courtauld Institute of Art London is proud to present a series of Fashion Illustration Masterclasses – each hosted by a leading illustrator. In each session you will hear how a contemporary artist approaches his or her work, and what inspires and influences their practice. Participants will also gain insight and feedback on the work they produce over the course of the evening, as they are invited to draw fashion worn by live models. This is a unique opportunity to be inspired to learn about current fashion illustration practice, while producing your own drawing.
We are pleased to announce that our next Masterclass will be hosted by Alex Mein.
Alex Mein (b.1981) is an artist and lecturer living and working in London. His work explores identity and portraiture through observational drawings made on paper. He works with sitters in their domestic spaces, often focusing on the way pose and fashion styling suggest an individual’s personality and documenting a shared moment in time between artist and subject. Feelings of empathy, sensuality and intimacy are expressed through an approach informed by his background in fashion and textile design.
Rhythmic lines, pattern, mark making and unconventional colours are used to disrupt and interpret the human form. Mein has been featured in publications such as Another Man and Love Magazine, and his clients include Mulberry, Gap and Liberty London. He is the course leader of the BA (Hons) Fashion Imaging and Illustration degree at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts.
Organised by Rebecca Arnold (The Courtauld) and Kathryn Reed (The Courtauld)