Meg Forsyth

Ultra-terrestrial Vitrification
2018
Oil, oil stick, pastel and ink on canvas
125 × 150 cm
Vitrified Organelles
2018
Oil, acrylic, oil stick, pastel and ink on canvas
125 × 105 cm
Vitrification
2018
Oil, acrylic, oil stick, pastel and ink on canvas
125 × 150 cm

Through her paintings, American artist Meg Forsyth (b. 1984) explores erotic and grotesque realms in nature, juxtaposed by bizarre human interventions often dealing with real or imagined surgical procedures. Using components from various automatic drawings, she translates her compositions into large oil and acrylic paintings. Recurring motifs in Forsyth’s paintings conjure forms resembling seeds, spores, cells, and fat melded with man-made technologies such as surgical stents, grafting meshes, and vessels. With their bold use of ink and brushstrokes, colourful pallets, and exuberantly painted forms, her work resembles a haphazard diagram of natural processes at the intersection of ancient mystical knowledge. Interested in alternative history, Meg Forsyth’s paintings postulate ideas about how humans acquired the knowledge and technology that we have become familiar with, especially those that force nature to obey human desires.

During This Art Fair 2018 she will present a new body of works, in which alternative medicine and a more mythical perspective on human existence are contrasted with the practical nature of the health industry. In dynamic, abstract works she shows a real development of style towards a more subdued writer, graphic aesthetics.

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Ultra-terrestrial Vitrification
2018
Oil, oil stick, pastel and ink on canvas
125 × 150 cm
Vitrified Organelles
2018
Oil, acrylic, oil stick, pastel and ink on canvas
125 × 105 cm
Vitrification
2018
Oil, acrylic, oil stick, pastel and ink on canvas
125 × 150 cm