Evond Blake is a Canadian multidisciplinary visual artist who has worked under the pseudonym MEDIAH for 21 years. An Internationally renowned visual artist, MEDIAH is a trendsetter sparking new ideas and originality inspired by blurring the lines between post-graffiti and dynamic abstraction. Blake’s work consists of weaving traditional street art forms with traditional painterly techniques and mixed media printmaking using many forms and approaches found in digital art and design. Heavily inspired by avionics, mechanical engineering and schematics, the artwork glorifies and captures the essence of speed, motion, dynamism and force to create movement in the image surface. Blake’s work 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.
"As an artist I strive to create visual content that inspires, intrigues and uplifts my audience. I feel it is imperative to create positive imagery that can give to the viewer spiritually in a time of violence and uncertainty. My artistic heritage lies in graffiti art; which is the means by which I established myself as an artist at 15 years of age. My urban artwork in public spaces has given me an outlet and created opportunities for me to explore new avenues of artistic expression without straying too far away from my graffiti roots. Although my paintings, mural artwork and fine art prints evolved from my traditional graffiti work they are now heavily inspired by my fascination with speed, motion, force and the resulting chaos and subsequent order. My followers and fans label my work as ‘Dynamism’.
Graphic/Digital Art, Painting, Aerosol, Mixed Media
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