Meggs

15 artworks


  • What Goes Up Original Spray Paint Acrylic Painting by Meggs What Goes Up Original Spray Paint Acrylic Painting by Meggs

    Meggs What Goes Up Original Spray Paint Acrylic Painting by Meggs

    What Goes Up Original Spray Paint Acrylic Painting by Meggs One of a Kind Artwork on Canvas with Custom Reclaimed Wood Frame by Street Art Pop Artist. 2014 Signed Acrylic & Spray Paint Painting Original Canvas in Artist Hand Made Reclaimed Wood Frame Artwork Size 49x49. From Spoiled Rotten Show. Exploring the Dynamic Essence of Meggs' "What Goes Up" "What Goes Up" is an original acrylic and spray paint painting by the acclaimed street pop artist Meggs that encapsulates the dynamism and energy of his work. Created in 2014, this artwork reflects Meggs' signature style, which harmoniously blends street art's rawness with pop art's vividness. This one-of-a-kind artwork is a statement piece and a storytelling canvas that explores themes prevalent in Meggs' oeuvre, such as the constant struggle between opposing forces and the transient nature of success and failure. The painting measures 46x46 inches and is housed in a custom reclaimed wood frame handcrafted by the artist. Reclaimed wood adds an eco-conscious dimension to the artwork, reinforcing Meggs' interest in sustainability and the repurposing of materials. This choice of framing also accentuates the urban and gritty feel of the painting, resonating with the street art tradition of using found objects and spaces. Artistic Techniques and Visual Impact in "What Goes Up" Meggs employs acrylic and spray paint in "What Goes Up," showcasing his adeptness at using traditional and non-traditional media. The acrylic provides depth and texture, while the spray paint offers a sense of immediacy and spontaneity intrinsic to graffiti artwork. The painting is a cacophony of colors, bursting forth from a central point, suggesting an explosion of energy and creativity. The colors are not just randomly splashed across the canvas; they are meticulously layered to create a visual impact that is both chaotic and controlled. The artwork features a skull motif, a recurring element in Meggs' art, which often symbolizes the transient nature of human existence and the cyclical nature of life. However, in "What Goes Up," the skull is juxtaposed with vibrant colors and comic-style exclamations, which could be interpreted as a commentary on the superficiality of popular culture and the fleeting nature of fame and success. The skull seems to be disintegrating or exploding into an array of colors and shapes, a powerful visual metaphor for the inevitable downfall that follows a rise to the top. Cultural Commentary and the Essence of Street Pop Art The painting's title, "What Goes Up," hints at the adage "what goes up must come down," suggesting a narrative of ascent and descent. Meggs often infuses his Street Pop Art and graffiti Artwork with philosophical musings and critical observations of society. The work symbolizes the cyclical patterns of life and can be seen as a reflection of the transient nature of success or the hubris that often precedes a fall. The artist's use of text in the painting, rendered in a comic book style, adds a layer of communication with the viewer, inviting them to ponder the deeper meanings behind the vibrant facade. The piece is a testament to the artist's ability to navigate the space between gallery and street art, making it accessible to a diverse audience. The inclusivity of street art is evident in Meggs' work, where the public space becomes a canvas for dialogue, and the art becomes a part of the everyday urban landscape. "What Goes Up" is not just a visual spectacle but also a piece of cultural commentary, encapsulating the ethos of street art and its role in contemporary discourse. "What Goes Up" is a prime example of Meggs' impact on the field of street art and his contribution to the broader pop art movement. The painting manifests the artist's dedication to craft, concept, and commentary. Through the integration of various artistic techniques and the strategic use of reclaimed materials, Meggs has created an artwork that is both a visual feast and a conceptual powerhouse. The significance of Meggs' work lies in its ability to resonate with viewers on multiple levels. This work can be appreciated for its aesthetic qualities and ability to evoke emotion and provoke thought. As a piece of Street Pop Art and graffiti Artwork, "What Goes Up" embodies the spirit of this genre, which continues to push the boundaries of art and its place in society. It remains a poignant piece within Meggs' body of work and within the larger conversation of contemporary art.

    $10,000.00

  • In Bloom I Original Reclaimed Spray Paint Acrylic Painting by Meggs

    Meggs In Bloom I Original Reclaimed Spray Paint Acrylic Painting by Meggs

    In Bloom I Original Painting Aerosol, Acrylic, Screenprint & Reclaimed Posters on Wood by ARTIST graffiti street Meggs modern pop art. 2012 Signed Original Mixed Media Spray Paint Acrylic Reclaimed Items Painting Framed Artwork Size 17.5x17.5 Framed Australian artist David “Meggs” Hooke for his solo exhibition Spoiled Rotten. The exhibition of over 40 new paintings and multiples explores the wondrous decay of social morality stemming from modern society’s obsession with pop culture and overindulgent materialism, and continues Meggs’ perpetual fascination with dualism and finding beauty in tragedy.“Detroit is a city of duality more so than many other cities I have been to. I sought to incorporate this by using objects and surfaces that imply decay, in what I consider to be a beautiful way. Old wooden materials and signs with layers of paint tell a story of their own. Although the colors and textures are aesthetically beautiful, I think it’s about giving these materials a new life, a second purpose.” - Meggs

    $2,861.00

  • Aquaman No Sea No Life Color Silkscreen Print by Meggs

    Meggs Aquaman No Sea No Life Color Silkscreen Print by Meggs

    Aquaman: No Sea, No Life- Color 6-Color Hand-Pulled Limited Edition Silkscreen Print on Fine Art Paper by Meggs Rare Street Art Famous Pop Artwork Artist. Aquaman: No Sea, No Life" by Meggs 18 x 24 Inches Regular (Color):6-color screen print | Signed & numbered limited edition of 35 "I wanted to re-interpret a mix of the classic & contemporary Aquaman in the form of a worn & well-loved comic book cover. " -Meggs

    $283.00

  • Torn Up Original Reclaimed Spray Paint Acrylic Painting by Meggs

    Meggs Torn Up Original Reclaimed Spray Paint Acrylic Painting by Meggs

    Torn Up Original Painting Aerosol, Acrylic, Screenprint & Reclaimed Posters on Wood by Meggs Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. 2012 Signed Original Mixed Media Spray Paint Acrylic Reclaimed Items Painting Framed Artwork Size 17.5x17.5 Framed

    $2,861.00

  • Sale -25% Rise & Fall & Rise Again HPM Acrylic Archival Print by Meggs

    Meggs Rise & Fall & Rise Again HPM Acrylic Archival Print by Meggs

    Rise & Fall (& Rise Again) Limited Edition Hand-Embellished with Hand Painted Gold Text, Crown & Splatter in Acrylic, Plus Additional Paint Splatter Strokes in Red, Black & Green Blue Acrylic Archival Pigment on 310gsm Museum Natural Paper by Meggs Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "This piece was the hero image for my 'Rise & Fall' solo show almost exactly a year ago with Stolenspace Gallery in London. The show followed my 5-week residency and solo show with Inner State Gallery/1xRun in Detroit and expanded on my 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." - Meggs

    $518.00$389.00

  • Reclaimed Youth Archival Print by Meggs

    Meggs Reclaimed Youth Archival Print by Meggs

    Reclaimed Youth Limited Edition Archival Pigment Prints on 310gsm Fine Art Paper by Meggs Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "Reclaimed Youth was one of the original artworks for my ‘Spoiled Rotten’ solo show in September last year at Inner State Gallery. The show explored ideas of loss, consumerism, decay, and regeneration.It is part of an ongoing series of pieces that explore duality in the format of a split face or character. Images in the series depict two sides, such as good vs. evil, wealth vs. poverty, hero vs. villain, etc. This piece in particular depicts idealism vs. reality." - Meggs

    $209.00

  • Iron Pueo Silkscreen Print by Meggs

    Meggs Iron Pueo Silkscreen Print by Meggs

    Iron Pueo Slot Machine Limited Edition 7-Color 290gsm Coventry Rag Paper on 130lb Cougar Fine Art Paper by Bask & Meggs street artist modern pop art. "I am honestly amazed at how masterful Tony at Serio Press is at printmaking. I know Meggs put a lot of work into getting this image ready for reproduction too. I must admit that due to my analog method of working, I had to leave this very complex process to the people that have the skills to pull it off. And holy shit did they ever. These prints are fucking incredible. The level of detail and accuracy is mind-blowing. I can't imagine a better way to commemorate the Iron Pueo mural we made." - Bask "I was stoked on the process of painting this mural and really proud of the end result so I feel privileged that the masters at Serio Press have done such a killer job on this screenprint! I love screen printing and this one of the most technically layered screenprints I've ever been involved with and can safely say looks even more awesome in the flesh than it does in photos. The texture of hand-printed layered inks on the rag paper, with these 7 colors really makes this piece pop with the same original intensity of our mural in Hawaii!" - Meggs

    $406.00

  • The Swallow Save Our Seas Archival Print by Meggs

    Meggs The Swallow Save Our Seas Archival Print by Meggs

    The Swallow (Save Our Seas) Limited Edition Archival Pigment Prints on 310gsm Fine Art Paper by Meggs Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. PangeaSeed’s Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans is the first movement of its kind helping to save our seas via public art and activism (ARTivism). The festival will feature 30 world-renowned contemporary artists from across the globe, collaborating to bring vital ocean environmental issues into the spotlight. The festival’s educational workshops will engage local youth to learn more about critical marine environmental issues affecting their home island, and what they can do to help save our seas. Sea Walls aims to educate and inspire individuals and communities to protect the planet’s most important ecosystem: the ocean.

    $209.00

  • Fortune Favors The Bold Archival Print by Meggs

    Meggs Fortune Favors The Bold Archival Print by Meggs

    Fortune Favors The Bold Limited Edition Archival Pigment Prints on 310gsm Fine Art Paper by Meggs Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. This piece was created for "Heavenly Creatures" which was Meggs' most recent show at Thinkspace Gallery. In Heavenly Creatures, Meggs explores the persistence of mythological themes and imagery through a distinctly contemporary voice. Through his dynamic, and highly detailed, signature mixed-media style, Meggs creates characters that merge aspects of the contemporary superhero or comic book character with aspects of the classical mythological entity, revealing a shared thematic lineage despite their seemingly disparate origins. Meggs combines representational elements with expressionistic abstraction, ever seeking to strike a balance between the two.

    $270.00

  • Shaka Variant 2 HPM Spray Paint Silkscreen Print by Meggs

    Meggs Shaka Variant 2 HPM Spray Paint Silkscreen Print by Meggs

    Shaka- Variant 2 Limited Edition Hand-Embellished Acrylic, Aerosol & Screen Print on Watercolour Paper by Meggs Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "This edition is hand-painted and sprayed, so essentially everyone is unique, an original series so to speak. This piece is based on a tee design I did for Pow Wow Hawaii in 2013. The Shaka is symbolic of good vibes & Aloha in Hawaii so it’s a classic and fun image I use as a symbol of my love for Pow Wow and Hawai’i in general. It obviously also recognized in surf/skate culture so the composition is a reference/homage to the all-time classic Jim Phillips screaming hand graphic for Santa Cruz skateboards." - Meggs

    $270.00

  • Aquaman No Sea No Life Gold Black Silkscreen Print by Meggs

    Meggs Aquaman No Sea No Life Gold Black Silkscreen Print by Meggs

    Aquaman: No Sea, No Life- Gold/Black 2-Color Hand-Pulled Limited Edition Silkscreen Print on Fine Art Paper by Meggs Rare Street Art Famous Pop Artwork Artist. Aquaman: No Sea, No Life" by Meggs 18 x 24 Inches R (Gold/Black): 2-color screen print | Signed & numbered limited edition of 25 "I wanted to re-interpret a mix of the classic & contemporary Aquaman in the form of a worn & well-loved comic book cover. " -Meggs

    $283.00

  • Avenge Me Archival Print by Meggs

    Meggs Avenge Me Archival Print by Meggs

    Avenge Me Limited Edition Archival Pigment Prints on 310gsm Museum Fine Art Paper by Meggs Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "This piece was part of my 2014 solo show ‘Spoiled Rotten.’ It’s part of a series of hand-painted heroes over sourced old-school style target posters, which are then torn and collaged with a combination of found billposters and hand screen printed retro comic collages. All made during my month-long residency with Inner State Gallery in Detroit. The split between traditional ‘bad guy criminal’ & Captain America reflects the classic comic narrative of Hero vs Villain, however, the distressed style & execution of the piece references the fragile nature of moral ideals and social justice in contemporary American society." - Meggs

    $270.00

  • From The Ground Up Round 2- #22 - Sprayed Paint Art Collection

    Meggs From The Ground Up Round 2 #22 Original HPM Painting Print by Meggs

    From The Ground Up Round 2- #22 Original Hand-Painted Multiple 2-Color Screen Print on Reclaimed Wood ready to hang by Meggs Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. 2015 From The Ground Up Round 2 #22 Original HPM Painting Print by Meggs Ready To Hang Meggs Adapting his street art and graffiti to fine art has granted Meggs extensive opportunities to travel, professionally exhibit his work, and participate in mural festivals around the globe. His street art and gallery works are recognized nationally and internationally in cities such as Melbourne, Sydney, London, San Francisco, Paris, Tokyo, Hawai‘i, Mexico, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong. Meggs’ artworks are included in the permanent paper collections of the National Gallery of Australia and the Victoria & Albert Museum of London.

    $613.00

  • Search For Harmony HPM Archival Print by Meggs

    Meggs Search For Harmony HPM Archival Print by Meggs

    Search For Harmony Limited Edition Hand-Embellished Archival Pigment Prints on 290gsm Moab Fine Art Paper by Meggs Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. Meggs cooperative practices have led to collaborations with various artists and brands from cultures worldwide. His commercial work with companies such as Nike, Stussy, Addict, New Balance, Burton, and Endeavor Snowboards has contributed to the constant evolution of his talent and furthering his range of designs and ideas.

    $209.00

  • Shaka Variant 1 HPM Acrylic Silkscreen Print by Meggs

    Meggs Shaka Variant 1 HPM Acrylic Silkscreen Print by Meggs

    Shaka- Variant 1 Limited Edition Hand-Embellished Acrylic, Aerosol & Screen Print on Watercolour Paper by Meggs Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "This edition is hand-painted and sprayed, so essentially everyone is unique, an original series so to speak. This piece is based on a tee design I did for Pow Wow Hawaii in 2013. The Shaka is symbolic of good vibes & Aloha in Hawaii so it’s a classic and fun image I use as a symbol of my love for Pow Wow and Hawai’i in general. It obviously also recognized in surf/skate culture so the composition is a reference/homage to the all-time classic Jim Phillips screaming hand graphic for Santa Cruz skateboards." - Meggs

    $270.00

Meggs> Pop Artist Graffiti Street Artworks

The Fusion of Pop and Street Art through Meggs

The contemporary art scene has witnessed the emergence of various artists who have left an indelible mark through their distinctive styles and innovative approaches to art. Among these is the artist Meggs, who has carved a niche for himself at the intersection of pop art, street art, and graffiti artwork. Born David Hooke in Melbourne, Australia, Meggs has become synonymous with a dynamic blend of graphic design, illustrative and comic book references, and a rich use of color and motion. His art reflects modern narratives, where he often delves into themes of duality, nostalgia, and human emotion and experience exploration. Meggs' works are celebrated for their explosive energy and seamless blend of various art forms. The vibrancy and intensity of his pieces often reflect his background in graphic design and his passion for comic book art, which he effortlessly translates onto larger-than-life murals and canvases. His art is not confined to a single medium or technique; instead, it's a fluid conversation between different modes of expression.

The Evolution and Distinctiveness of Meggs' Art

Meggs' evolution as an artist is marked by his commitment to the ethos of street art and its power to engage with the public in unexpected places. His rise to prominence can be traced back to his early days as a member of the Everfresh Studio—a collective of artists known for contributing to the Australian street art landscape. Meggs' style is characterized by a bold palette, often dominated by reds, which he describes as a color of passion, violence, and energy, and these elements are palpable in his artworks. The combination of stenciling techniques, freehand brushwork, and detailed layering results in textured, multifaceted pieces that are visually arresting and thought-provoking. Meggs' works often include a strong sense of motion, a nod to his fascination with the energy and movement found in comic book art. His pieces often feature heroic figures in mid-action, combined with abstract elements, which create a sense of chaos and harmony. This duality is a recurring theme in Meggs' work, where he explores the balance between creation and destruction, hope and despair, the natural world, and urban sprawl.

Impact and Contributions to Street Pop Art

Meggs has contributed significantly to the global street art movement as a proponent of Street Pop Art. His artworks are a rich commentary on society, culture, and the environment, inviting viewers to ponder the contemporary human condition. Meggs has exhibited his works globally, from his native Australia to Asia, Europe, and North America, showcasing street art's universal appeal and language. His murals are featured in cities worldwide, serving as public artworks that democratize the experience of art by taking it out of traditional galleries and into communal spaces. Meggs' influence extends beyond the walls he paints on. His commitment to environmental conservation and social issues is evident in his collaborations with various non-profit organizations, where he uses his art to raise awareness and funds for causes he believes in. This aspect of his work underscores the potential of street art to beautify spaces and serve as a catalyst for social change.

Meggs' Legacy and Ongoing Influence

The legacy of Meggs in pop art, street art, and graffiti artwork is marked by his ability to stay true to the core principles of these movements while simultaneously pushing their boundaries. His art is a dialogue between the past and the present, blending traditional iconography and modern-day sensibilities. Meggs's work's appeal lies in its accessibility and relatability; his use of familiar pop culture motifs, combined with a deep and often personal narrative, allows for an engagement with a broad audience. Meggs continues influencing up-and-coming artists in the Street Pop Art and graffiti Artwork scene. His approach to art as an immersive, dynamic, and interactive experience challenges and inspires new artists to explore the endless possibilities within the urban canvas. As Meggs's body of work grows, so does his impact on the art world, ensuring that his contribution to the contemporary dialogue of street art will be felt for years. User

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