Above Second is proud to announce King for a Day by internationally renowned Melbourne artist Meggs. This will be Meggs’ first show in Hong Kong following acclaimed exhibitions in LA, London and Tokyo as well as exhibiting artworks in Miami and Singapore.
Opening Party: July 9th, Friday, 6pm – Late
King for a Day is a new collection of paintings and screenprints that examine society’s celebrity obsession through the prism of our own mortality and inner duality. An energetic depiction of those who crave power, wealth and fame in both life and death, King for a Day looks at how contemporary media and social networking has accelerated stardom and increased the pitfalls that come with celebrity attention.
About the artist
Initially recognised for his multi-layer street stencils, Meggs has become a well recognised and respected member of Melbourne’s street art culture. With a background of graffiti, skateboarding and graphic design, Meggs has developed his painting skills from street to galleries with a mixture of aerosol based character work and stencil based expressive canvases.
His work continually references the nostalgia of childhood heroes and villains, exploring the notion of ‘duality’ and an on-going question of morals, rights and authorities. Reflecting on personal experience Meggs produces energetic depictions of heroes, villains, and subverted collages of pop culture symbols.
Press Viewing – July 9th - 3-6pm
Opening Show – July 9th – 6-9pm
A Superhero / Super-villain’s fantasy After Party follows at ROXIE – July 9th – till LATE
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