Interested in contemporary mythology, Australian artist Meggs explores the ways that epic narratives play out in pop culture with a new body of work for his upcoming solo show, “Heavenly Creatures” at Thinkspace. Meggs turns to comic book heros and mythical characters alike for inspiration, creating mixed-media artworks that appear to throttle through space with explosions of color. In his new body of work, Meggs’ takes his experiments with abstraction further, blurring representational objects and and subsuming them in geometric shapes that are clearly defined yet expressionistic. “Heavenly Creatures” opens April 6 and runs through April 27. Take a look at our preview of Meggs’ new work, images courtesy of Thinkspace.
Meggs at work