Last Chance to See: Tom Lewis' Megan and the Beasts of Kaimei at Hoxton Gallery, London

By Ben Miller | 12 October 2012
An image of a multicoloured painting of an anime-style cartoon character
Tom Lewis, Tristan's soul flower sermon (2011). Acrylic, Aerosol and pen on board© Tom Lewis
Exhibition: Megan and the Beasts of Kaimei, Hoxton Gallery, London, until October 14 2012

Tom Lewis’ fictional heroine, Megan, is nothing less than the last hope for the survival of the magical soul flowers. She follows a neon butterfly across the River Kaigen, urged on by Legends, encountering golden councils, trumpet-tooting pandas, tetchy dragons comprised of rain and shadow and The Mysterious Borobbu.

An image of a colourful cartoon-style painting of an pink octopus on a giant teapot
Harold Sings Wagner (2011). Acrylic, Aerosol and pen on board© Tom Lewis
In exhibition terms, that spells gilded sculptures featuring three-foot custom-made neon wings, a huge battle diptych and an experimental deity, often in luminous paint but quite possibly dependent on Lewis’ choice of multitudinous mediums, including aerosol cans, gold leaf, airbrushes, marker pens, biros, 3D rapid prototyping, garnish and pencil, to name a far from complete list.

Having appeared on The Junior Apprentice, Lewis’ previous solo show, Megan and the Garden of Edo, sold out within minutes of going on sale. But non-buying visitors should find a fairytale ending in his “beautiful, nonsensical chaos.”


More pictures:

An image of a large sculpture of a multi-eyed pink creature surrounded by tiny figures
The Mysterious Burobbu (2012). Handmade sculptures of variable size and medium© Tom Lewis
An image of a comic-book style figure painted on a grey background with graffiti
We would appreciate your co-operation (2010). Acrylic, Aerosol and pen on canvas© Tom Lewis
An image of a comic-book style figure painted on a grey background with graffiti
Henry and the last Feathers or Reason (2010). Mixed media on board© Tom Lewis
Megan and the River Kaigen (2010). Mixed media on board© Tom Lewis
An image of an action comic book-style painting of a figure with wings above other figures
Tristan's soul flower sermon (2011). Acrylic, Aerosol and pen on board© Tom Lewis
Related listings (182)
See all related listings »
Related resources (64)
See all related resources »

Events

  • 1 mile
  • 2 miles
  • 3 miles
  • 4 miles
  • 5 miles
  • 10 miles
  • 20 miles
  • 50 miles
  • Any time
  • Today
  • This week
  • This month
  • This year

advertisement