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FELIX TREADWELL

BRITISH, BORN 1992

Felix Treadwell depicts youthful characters, animals, and fantastical creatures in situations ranging from the mundane to the absurd and surreal. Rendered in soft, pastel hues using air brushes, most of Treadwell’s acrylic paintings depict his playful, wide-eyed avatar, Feelo, a character inspired by his favorite childhood Japanese manga comics.

He incorporates both Eastern and Western influences into his art through a flattened contemporary pop style that recalls Japanese artists Aya Takano and Yoshitomo Nara, as well as American artist John Wesley. Treadwell’s works have been exhibited in London, Amsterdam, Cologne, Miami, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Taipei. He was honored with the Hix Award in 2014.

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