Born and raised in Hollywood, perhaps it’s Greet’s show biz experience as a child actor and film studio marketing exec that informs his work, allowing it to both entertain and educate through vibrant, powerful imagery. The moniker Mel Greet stems from a jest made by a fellow artist he referred to as “Raycasso,” causing his friend to return the favor with the nickname Mel Greet, for his admiration of Belgian surrealist, Rene Magritte.
After receiving a BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Greet pursued a successful advertising career in New York, then returned to Los Angeles, working in the entertainment industry as a creative director for Twentieth Century Fox andUniversal Studio. He relates that these experiences made him bracingly aware of how imagery can impact society, shape communication, and have a profound effect on viewers.
Taking that knowledge, he started his own award-winning agency, POV EntertainmentDesign creating campaigns for all the major studios. But his urge to combine personal expression and social concerns led him in a new direction.
His support of the LA Climate Change Concert held at the Whiskey A Go Go led to the creation of passionate poster art, and ultimately, to the transformation of that art into three-dimensional assemblages that are seen today.
“Sculptural social surrealism” best describes the work by combining a surrealistic concept in which social concerns are juxtaposed with a universal truth.
2019 BRUCE LURIE GALLERY
2019 LA ART SHOW
2018 ART MIAMI
2015 LA CLIMATE CHANGE CONCERT WHISKEY A GO GO2018 SOFA EXPO CHICAGO