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Melvin Galapon: T.E.A.M Together Everyone Achieves More
16th August — 1st September 2012 Kemistry Gallery, 43 Charlotte Road London EC2A 3PD
T.E.A.M – Together Everyone Achieves More is the brainchild of graphic designer/ illustrator Melvin Galapon.
Galapon has collaborated with three of the UK’s most exciting illustrators/ artists of today, Hellovon, Pomme Chan & James Dawe, aiming to combine his own fascination of geometric shapes and patterns with his collaborators individual style and creative vision.
“Each collaboration is a separate project with that artist, although having said that, from what we’ve done so far there seems to be a visual theme of hard-edged lines mixed with organic flowing forms, which I guess is a reflection of my thinking and each of theirs.”
T.E.A.M showcases and explores the idea of working together to produce something more than what can be achieved alone. Exploring and collaborating with others has resulted in a range of different outcomes, producing an exciting collection of work on show.
“My fascination with working with type came while studying on my MA and trying to work out what I was interested in beyond just pixels. Once I’d researched deeper into the technology behind pixels and the history behind them I was opened up to a whole new world that really helped me to push my work to where it is today. Although with my earlier work it was all based on simplified pixelated type and has developed over the years into being more geometric and distorted. I have an absolute fascination with type that is borderline illegible to the point where you can just make out what it says from a certain angle or distance, which you either love or hate me for”
Melvin Galapon lives and works in London creating an eclectic mix of Portraits/Typography/Installations & Pattern work all taking inspiration from his interest in analogue Technology/Pixels & TV Screen Signal Distortions. His work has adorned the pages of Wired US/UK, Wallpaper*, Creative Review and he has worked with brands such as Nike & Nokia. He’s been featured in numerous magazines around the world and has also exhibited in London, Singapore & Tokyo.