Mel Cole is exploring ideas of the grotesque, abject and the uncanny. Her work has a dark undertone, making ambiguous suggestions, which have the potential to unsettle and disturb. Her drawings animate the inanimate, treating the object as if it had a sensibility, making the banal perverted and sinister. Her drawing style, the combination of delicate pencil lines and unnerving subject can simultaneously repulse and attract the viewer.
Mel’s work is featured in Elbow Room Volume Four