ABOUT THE ARTIST
Biography & Statement
For this multidisciplinary artist, the process has always been an escape, a controlled experiment of sorts. From inspiring inks to serendipitous watercolors and acrylics, the intentions of his work might appear simple, but the desired effect reaches far beyond the canvas.
Letting instinct and emotion manage his inspiration, the work avoids the strict definition of theme. The details of the work, and indeed its final form, are laced with a subtle yet profoundly intricate spectrum of feelings. While the work layers both positive and negative sensations throughout its creation, the ultimate goal is to elicit a reassuring and affirmative response in its audience, allowing each canvas to lay accessible for interpretation and rich with emotional engagement.
Born and raised in Montreal, Meo graduated with a BFA in Film Studies from Concordia University in 2013.
Materials & Process
Ink, watercolor, and acrylic are applied to nylon fabric in staggered stages. Throughout the process, the fabric and liquids are manipulated to alter the flow of the colors and to create new patterns within the image. Once the liquids have dried only the residual pigments remain embedded within the fibers. The fabric is mounted on a primed canvas where, through the layer of varnish, the pigments are released and solidified to the canvas. Depending on the complexity of the work, sometimes more than one layer of fabric is applied, each with different attributes to achieve the preferred effect.
Shortlisted for IEAA Emerging Artist Award Dubai
Selected works Featured in Art Yellow Book Volume 2
Selected works Featured in IGOA: International Gallery of the Arts, The Abstract Edition
Work published in International Artist Magazine (Challenge #94, Abstract/Experimental Art)
Artwork and Interview published in Art Reveal Online Magazine
The Forbidden Room (2015) - Art Department Coordinator
The Little Prince (2015) - Production Coordinator
Mowgli (2019) - VFX Production Coordinator
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) - VFX Line Producer
Paddington 2 (2017) - VFX Line Producer
Deadpool 2 (2018) - VFX Line Producer
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) - VFX Line Producer
Captain Marvel (2019) - VFX Producer
Lady and the Tramp (2019) - VFX Producer