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.
Originally from Melbourne, MEGGS has proven to be one of Australia's most progressive street and fine artists with countless murals and gallery shows worldwide. His massive, large-scale murals throughout the globe have made him a must-see artist at mural festivals like POW! WOW!, Forest For The Trees, and Pangeaseed's Sea Walls. Taking this same tireless work ethic to fine art gallery shows with creative and immersive installations, MEGGS' 'Rise & Fall' will be sure to impress.