Surrealist painter Meagan Boyd is launching her 'Neon Fauves' solo exhibition at LA's burgeoning Chinatown-based gallery Leiminspace on Saturday, August 12th.
Comprised of acrylic and watercolor paintings on canvas and paper, the exhibition serves as the latest iteration of the artist's bold investigations into spirituality, religious symbolism, and the Occult. We spoke to Meagan Boyd in order to get a little more insight into her work and her person.
Artist: Meagan Boyd
Born in: San Bernardino, CA
Based in: Los Angeles, CA
Can you remember a specific experience from your life that has shaped who you are and what you do as an artist today?
I remember the first time I started asking questions about art on a critical level, and I was maybe about 8 or 9 years old. My parents had an old set of encyclopedias- this was before the Google era, or at least we didn't have the internet in our home yet. I was just looking through one of the books and found a picture of a Picasso painting. I think it was an image of "The Dream", 1932. I was very intrigued by the idea of abstraction. I always loved coloring and drawing, but the idea of playing with abstracting an image seemed so exciting. I made a bunch of drawings that evening with my scented Crayola markers... haha... I think at that point I knew that making a drawing or a painting could be so liberating in that you can invent new ways of perceiving things.