Growing up in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, David ‘Meggs’ Hooke, immersed himself in the worlds of drawing, cartoons, sci-fi films and skateboarding. In 2000 Meggs graduated from University with a Bachelor of Design and soon after became recognised for stencils and poster art on the streets of Melbourne.
Exhibiting in galleries since 2004, Meggs has shown his street and gallery works nationally and internationally to cities such as London, San Francisco, Paris, Tokyo, and Hong Kong, as well as hosting solo exhibitions all across the globe. Meggs has works included in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Australia and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
His fine-art painting style evolved from street based work to technical, layered and expressive mixed media artworks, constantly evolving to find the ideal balance between form and abstraction. Meggs’ artwork fuses aspects of childhood influences with travel & cultural influences and self-referential experience.