Thanks so much to the homiesColin M. Day & Louis aka Spraying Bricks for this dope video of the process of my current ‘Rise & Fall’ solo exhibition in London.
Also thanks to Global Street Art & VNA Magazine for the wall hook up & support whilst in London town.
Archive for March, 2015
I am super stoked on the opening of my solo show with Stolenspace Gallery in Shoreditch, London. It was a lovely experience working with everyone at the gallery, and I couldn’t be happier with the turnout at the opening. Thank you to everyone at Stolenspace, VNA, Global Street Art, and Spraying Bricks for all of your support. For more information on availability and to see my full interview about the show, visit Stolenspace.
StolenSpace Gallery presents ‘Rise & Fall’ a satirical solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist MEGGS. Following his residency and sold-out show at Inner State Gallery in Detroit last September, where he painted his largest mural to date at over 6,000 square feet, MEGGS continues his perpetual fascination with dualism, urban decay, and finding beauty in tragedy. ‘Rise & Fall’ toys with current fractures in the social fabric of urban society, such as imploding over-indulgence, fallen idols, and the detriments of pop culture.
“Through all of the manufacturing and consumerism, we have moved away from more genuine, simple ideals such as community…and perhaps things that are better for us,” MEGGS explains. “You begin to realize the discontinuity of certain childhood idealisms when you become an adult.”
In ‘Rise & Fall’ MEGGS combines light and colorful imagery with his unique, expressive, and energetic style. His technical use of color and movement fuse clean, bold, illustrative elements with intuitive, textural, and free flowing design. The exhibition will feature comic influences, natural elements, pop icon mash-ups, and abstract collaging on canvas, paper, wood panels, and comic book covers.
The burning process is somehting I experimented with in San Francisco a year ago. Theres something very priman & cathartic about a group of people making art around a fire. The burning of the banners was symbolic of both decay & rejuvenation.
Shout outs to the homies Louis, Lee, Jarus, Andy, and Miya, who made this installation experience all the more epic!
Photos by Miya Tsukazaki.
I am incredibly blessed to have had such a rad experience painting these gates in Shoreditch, East London last month. It was an epic way to launch the opening for my ‘Rise & Fall’ solo show with Stolenspace Gallery, which was a huge success. Shout outs to everyone for all the support through the icy days on Brick Lane – Lee (Global Street Art), Louis (Spraying Bricks), Roly (VNA Magazine), Miya, Young Jarus, and Andy.
Photos by Miya Tsukazaki and myself.