An internationally-renowned visual artist, MEDIAH is a trendsetter sparking new ideas and originality by blurring the lines between post-graffiti, dynamic abstraction and digital media. Blake’s work consists of weaving traditional street art forms with traditional painterly techniques and mixed media printmaking using approaches found in digital art and design. Heavily inspired by avionics and mechanical schematics, the artwork glorifies and captures the essence of speed, motion, dynamism and force to create movement on 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 streamlined world, as well as the unavoidable collisions, disasters and chaos that result.
“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 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. Although my paintings, mural artwork and fine art prints evolved from my traditional graffiti work, they are now inspired by my fascination with speed, motion, force, and the resulting chaos and order.
My followers and fans label my work as ‘Dynamism’. Many ask me what I am trying to depict in my pieces and what my artwork titles mean. I honestly don’t know because the Creative Force and Intelligence behind these pieces come from beyond me. My job is to follow the Spirit’s instructions and to listen for the unique name of the piece. I believe that my inexplicable artwork provides a window for viewers to behold otherworldly dimensions and environments. Every viewer sees something different. The dynamic energy that can be tangibly felt when observing my art is a direct result of the Spirit breathing life into it.”
ASYL PETRA is a trans-dimensional portal intended to emit LIGHT and blessings of peace to the surrounding Beltline communities. The brown and beige tones were inspired by geological rock formations while the dynamic linework is intended to be ‘experiential’ in the sense that everybody sees something different based on their own experience. The title of the piece includes the Greek word ‘Petra’ which is defined as “stone or rock”. The towering artwork depicts a strong, formidable, unshakeable bedrock foundation of safety and security that can only be provided by the LIGHT.