Meg Forsyth

Meg Forsyth

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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 automatic drawings, she translates her compositions into large oil and acrylic paintings, allowing the fluid paint to seep through raw canvas. Recurring motifs in Forsyth’s works 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 gnostic insights. Interested in alternative history, Forsyth’s paintings postulate ideas about how humans acquired the knowledge and technology that we have become familiar with, especially those which force nature to obey human desires.

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