[Art stuff] Meggs Interview
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I’ve just had the pleasure of interviewing the mighty Meggs and it was gratifying that not only is he an incredibly talented artist and intelligent speaker, but also one of the most engaging and nicest people we’ve had the enjoyment of interviewing.
His latest exhibition, King For a Day, that debuted at the recently launched Backwoods Gallery, is a collection of paintings, screens and installations that examine his views on society’s obsession with celebrities: A destructive depiction of those among us who crave power, wealth and fast track fame.
“I like to play with the duality of morals. The immoral versus the moral, the hero versus the villain. That side of things. For me (my art) is a very cathartic outlet to the confusion and emotions i feel. I have a lot of frustration over things but also a lot of positive energy. I find i’m attracted to the idea of the tortured soul, the dark horse who is doing something they are passionate about but at the same time they have to break the rules of be partly tortured my their own emotions and creativity. I guess that is what my artistic path is about, learning that in myself and that balance”. – Meggs
To watch our interview and for a peek at some quite funny and personal confessions, please follow the link to Meggs at www.brightthingstv.com