A joint project between Toronto muralists Javid Jah and Moises Frank, better known as Luvsumone, has taken over the wall at 50 Pembroke, officially coining Kawhi Leonard King of the North (sorry, Sansa).
Jah, who’s previously immortalized Raptors players Demar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry in Graffti Alley when they made the Eastern Conference finals in 2016, says the idea for this new mural came after Game 5 against the Bucks.
In 2018, Artist Javid a.k.a JAH explored sacred Vedic and Islamic geometries through his paintings on corrugated steel at the Aga Khan Park reflecting pools. This Art installation was part of the exhibition titled “Majma-ul-Bahrain, The Mingling of the (two) Oceans”
Javid a.k.a. JAH is a street artist and designer based in Toronto, Canada. Developing a studio with projects migrating between public art murals and industrial design, JAH is focused on how graffiti pushes the limits of space making.
His painting is influenced by three-dimensional representation, experimenting with the anamorphic in letter and figure.
Inspired by Sufism, JAH has been developing a practice that addresses issues facing secularized Muslim communities through the lens of esoteric Islamic art and design.