Truth in Myth
Following from his interest in superheroes and comic book narratives, Meggs delves deeper into the subject of fantasy to explore characters and stories from older mythological tales through the morals, dualities and emotions that these superhuman characters represent.
Fusing elements of contemporary superheroes to ancient mythological beings, “Truth in Myth” is a collection of new paintings, collage, sculpture and mixed media artworks that expressively reference classic renaissance composition and contemporary pop culture.
The layered and detailed works of “Truth in Myth” serve as a continuation of the artist’s search for balance in the understanding of physical and ideological duality of self.
Growing up in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, David 'Meggs' Hooke, immersed himself in the worlds of drawing, cartoons, sci-fi films and skateboarding. In 2000, Meggs graduated from University with a Bachelor of Design and soon after became recognized for stencils and poster art on the streets of Melbourne. Since entering gallery shows around 2004, Meggs has spread his street and gallery works nationally and internationally to cities such as London, San Francisco, Paris, Tokyo, Hawaii and Hong Kong as well as hosting solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong, London & Los Angeles. Meggs has recently been a key inclusion in the National Gallery of Australia's (NGA), 'Space Invaders - Australian street art' retrospective; the 'Everfresh Studio' exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria's (NGV) NGVStudio space and 'Young & Free - Contemporary Australian Street art' at 941 Geary Street in San Francisco, 2011, further cementing his position as one of Australia's most progressive and committed street & contemporary artists.