SAT 23 NOVEMBER UNTIL SAT 2 DECEMBER 2007
Alter Egotism is a collection of works inspired by the confused conscience, juvenile indulgences and
self-destructive behaviour. The works combine expressive textures and colours with character art and
pop-references to explore the fundamental duality of self and Meggs' particular fascination with the
darker side of human nature.
According to Meggs: "In particular my work celebrates the role of villains in pop-culture and takes a tongue-in-cheek perspective of normally taboo acts of indulgence, anger and desire. I have always been intrigued by the villain whose personalities, characteristics and costume were much more interesting and elaborate than their seemingly more moral counterparts."
Power, violence, lust, sex, humour, masculinity and death are dominant themes throughout Meggs'
Paintings that challenge nostalgic ideals of heroics and villainy in portraits and collages that reference Meggs' childhood influences of cartoons, comics and graffiti art. 'The works attempt to challenge any simplistic notion of 'good' vs. 'evil' and express a personal struggle with my own, and others, moral judgments and social behaviours.'