Mellius is a writer and multidisciplinary artist.
He makes big art, immersive art, multimedia installations, oil on canvas paintings, photographs and pencil drawings. And much more.
Coming from a family of architects and having worked in fashion design, he goes further than writing and visual art. He has designed and recreated an entire alternate reality. Including music, locations, clothing and language.
His literature has elements of historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction and magical realism, although it is also contemporary and stands on it own. Freedom and isolation are important themes in his work. So are epidemics, gender identity and the power of voice.
He lives and works in Amsterdam.
For the last 15 years he has been constructing his worlds, writing and making art full time.
He calls this project of almost megalomaniacal proportions 'Heptakosmoj', seven worlds. He currently has three gigantic ateliers in Amsterdam. The one in Amsterdam Noord sometimes opens for visitors. Here a guided immersive journey can be made through his magical yet dystopian world.
Mellius was born in Utrecht. He has two grown children. In his free time he enjoys riding horses, snowboarding, riding motorbikes and trucks, playing polo and dreaming about his magical worlds.