Following the success of Megan and the Garden of Edo, the next instalment of Tom Lewis’ work comes to the Hoxton Gallery on Friday.
Megan and The Beasts of Kaimei further explores and expands the fragmented narrative following the adventures of Megan as she encounters weird and wonderful figures, including the ever present and mysterious Borobbu (pronunciation: think ‘blob’ in a slightly farcical Japanese accent), conveyed through a mixed medium of paintings, prints and sculptures.
Heavily Japan-influenced and incorporating real life experiences, mythology and good old-fashioned imagination (with a dash of chaos), Lewis’ blend of street art and traditional oriental design will excite fans of other groundbreaking contemporary artists such as Takashi Murakami and Junko Mizuno.
All artwork on display will be available for purchase. Is it wrong that we really want the huge multi-eyed pink thingy? Probably not best to keep it in the bedroom. Although…
Megan and The Beasts of Kaimei, 5-14 October, at the Hoxton Gallery at the Arch, 9 Kingsland Road London E2 8AA, 9am-6pm. Free entry.