Graffiti artist and Australian native Meggs recently finished his first solo show in London entitled Inner Demons, and is now setting up for Young & Free, the largest Australian street art show outside of Australia.
In an interview with High Fructose, he explains that the inspiration for Inner Demons came from the idea of masks originating from superheroes. He believes they are “tortured souls,” since they have to constantly hide themselves from the public. Meggs also discusses that the London show works are darker and more literal than that of the upcoming San Francisco show.
Meggs is internally motivated to live up to his own personal standards and he's constantly trying to improve himself. In this line of thinking, he mentions that he wants to donate his time to charity. A possible idea of his is “(he'd) help build a school or something and then help the kids produce a mural on the side of the wall.”
Meggs' work is beautiful and complex. What he wants most from the Young & Free show is that people will come away with the idea that street art isn't simply an overnight skill but one that requires a great amount of time and practice to yield interesting results.
via [Hi Fructose]