May 31 – August 25, 2013
Opening reception: Friday, May 31 5–9 PM
1524 N. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL
Meyoko's work resides in the darker side of Art Nouveau. Executed in freehand, with a fountain pen her works are open doorways to a microcosmic wilderness populated by divine entities and mythical creatures which intermingle and amalgamate to one another until they ultimately resemble, abstract and hybrid worlds partly vegetal – partly animal. Forests made of luxuriant hair are inhabited by tattooed flowers and plants; by ravens and hummingbirds with strange silky bodies in place of feathers.
Meyoko attempts to dissect the depths of human nature itself and she does it with surgical precision. Her work often incorporates emotions such as melancholia, vulnerability, the fear of abandonment yet she confronts them with dogmas such as utopianism, heroism or humanism to achieve a poetic narrative dialogue.
Created by Rob using my free skull stencil.
|Part of the Smoke Rings series which features Skull-A-Day founder Noah Scalin as a model for the ringmaster.|