Featured Artists: MEDIAH
Evond Blake is a Multidisciplinary visual artist based in Toronto who has worked under the pseudonym MEDIAH for 20 years.
MEDIAH's work consists of weaving traditional street artforms with digital media, traditional painterly techniques and digital animation which result in an aesthetic grounding based in many of the forms and approaches found in the work of Futurist painters of the early 20th century. The result glorifies and captures the essence of speed, motion, dynamism and force to create movement in the image surface. However, MEDIAH's work simultaneously provides the viewer with not only this glorification of speed relating to the thirst for a faster and more streamline world but also its unavoidable repercussions of collision, disaster and chaos.
An internationally renown visual artist, MEDIAH is a trend setter sparking new ideas and originality building upon the foundation of graffiti art, motion design and animation. Trained formally as a VFX artist & New media designer, MEDIAH has taken the skills and techniques of Digital art, composition and motion design and applied them to experimental forms, geometric planes and pseudo-lettering, to create what he describes as ‘Neo-dynamism'.