He uses art as a visual catalyst to connect people from all walks of life by showing them a piece of their culture through his exotic line work.
Skilled artists with great hands choose tedious styles like calligraphy which take a lot of patience and devotion. Hand-lettering is a niche skill which has become a precious rarity in our world of keyboards and screens. One artist and designer creating international buzz in this field is MEDĒIO.
MEDĒIO is a Toronto-based abstract calligraphy artist – born and brought up in Tirana, Albania. He overstepped the boundaries of “making the letters dance” by combining different visual elements from ancient and modern lettering styles worldwide. Coming from a hip hop dance background, his first love for penmanship began through studying the roots of graffiti lettering. MEDĒIO’s work shows the sublime language of movement, rhythm, and emotion that words cannot express. Breaking the summit of calligraphy outside of its verbal limits, all his pieces are free-handed and improvised directly onto the wall with no initial sketches. MEDĒIO calls it a “one-shot approach” – limiting him from making any mistakes. He enjoys the delight of taking significant risks of experimenting with art on different surfaces, including exotic cars, large scale murals, human bodies, and 3d printed high fashion. His elaborate designs and portraits hint at decorative and ornate techniques with a twist of graffiti and modern design. By creating a visual melting pot, Medēio views art as a spark for global connection and cultural exchange. He has been associated with many brands including Bloomingdale’s New York, Bank of Montreal, Porsche Canada, Versace Mansion, and Bombay Sapphire Gin. Medēio has solo and group exhibitions in New York, Miami, Dubai, Zurich, Barcelona, and Los Angeles.
As a creative visionary and entrepreneur, MEDĒIO sees his creative purpose as a way to encourage individuality and uniqueness.
You may visit his journey through Instagram at @medeio and Twitter at @_MEDEIO.