ECSTRAMEDIUM is an art experiment. Created to feel like HOME.
The founder and artist behind the brand is Arik Amodeo, a 20-year-old, Antiguan born, Italian. The project began when Amodeo moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida from his home; the province of Pisa, Italy. ECSTRAMEDIUM means comfort and openness, He would let go of his thoughts onto garments as if he was speaking to a close friend. ECSTRAMEDIUM is very personal to Amodeo. He often tells stories from growing up in the countryside of Italy and was inspired by his flaws to be honest with himself in his art.
It represents a medium that has allowed him to be fully truthful with himself about what is happening around him and to him. ECSTRAMEDIUM is a shoulder to cry on, pieces made out of honesty, struggle, and love. Amodeo’s tears poured out into a visual, and often wearable form. A community for artists, creatives, and anyone who expresses themselves; an invite, that says: