David ‘MEGGS’ Hooke (b. 1978 Melbourne, Australia)
David ‘MEGGS’ Hooke is recognized for his large scale murals and detailed paintings that combine elements of nature, industry and pop-culture with abstraction to create flowing compositions that evoke constant movement and change. His work explores core themes of duality, sustainability and consumerism in an evolving search for harmony between beauty and decay.
Growing up in outer Melbourne, MEGGS graduated with a Bachelor of Design in 2000 and is a founding member of respected street art collective ‘Everfresh’. For over 15 years he has travelled internationally, producing public art, exhibitions and volunteering with community organizations.
“Having spent the past 6 six years working in Australia, Los Angeles, Detroit and Hawai’i has given me a broad spectrum of life experiences and relationships, resulting in my work being profoundly affected by the natural Hawai’ian landscapes to the dense urban decline of Detroit, and beyond”.
MEGGS has exhibited and produced murals in Melbourne, rural Victoria and Sydney, as well as internationally, to places such as California, Michigan, Texas, Hawai’i, London, New Zealand and Mexico. His artworks are included in the permanent paper collections of the National Gallery of Australia, the Victoria & Albert Museum of London and permanent painting collections of the Museum of Art and History, Lancaster CA and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, IN
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