The resulting paintings, a recent cohort of which are on view at Krinzinger, are at once humorous and cryptic, combining figures, symbols, and written phrases in arresting neon colors. Apropos to his notion of art as play, his paintings evoke the aesthetic and imagination of children’s drawings. In HALLO, SCHNIED' SCHNIEDELLION IS BACK, WIE PIGGY PIGGDIRN... (2015), a woman clutching a pink dumbbell emerges from a chaos of paint spills, her arm cartoonishly bent in a U-shape. The words “Fraulein ‘WHAMeese’” appear over the figure, hinting that the piece may actually be a gender-bending self-portrait. MEIN "UFODISSKUS" SCHIMMERT NACH GNJURMBRANS DE ITISM… (2015), meanwhile, shows an individual engaged in discus, his legs trailing off into tentacles. Instead of the muscled, powerful athlete, Meese depicts bodies that bend and twist as if they were made from elastic.