Kevin Meagher is an artist working in ceramics and illustration. His subject matter is focused on the amalgamation of various mythological figures from both eastern and western spiritual and astrological belief systems.
Project Insideout at Macquarie Hospital supports Meagher’s practice. He is most well known for his totemic ceramic figures that feature figures as seemingly disparate as Zeus and Kali, as well as mundane subjects such as Pluto (the dog, not the god) and a rubbish bin.
As an artist and as an individual, Meagher feels an affinity with the deities and mythological figures he depicts. He sees them as performing multiple roles within his life and artistic practice. They are his guides, his teachers, his friends: an intrinsic part of his own nature.
Meagher’s work is visceral, the apparent violence of his process makes the work much more disquieting to view, and undoubtedly more enjoyable for Meagher to make.
Devi Hecate 2012 earthenware, slips, glazes; 40 x 32cm (diameter); Courtesy Masson-Talansier Collection
Zeus Jesus 2012; earthenware, slips, glazes; 49 x 30cm (diameter); courtesy the artist