Starting at the age of 13, LA born artists SABER began pushing the boundaries of graffiti in the late 80’s.
Since his earliest paintings, Saber strived to push the limits of his talent and artistic mediums to their fullest potential
Now, after years of dedication to his craft, Saber’s is one of the first graffitiartists to have his works seen in galleries and museums around the world. Helping graffiti to be recognized as an art form of a new generation.
His galleryworkscombinetraditionalrealism withthe streetstyle of hisgraffiti.
Saber enjoyed creating symmetry in his work, and used bright vibrant colors, in sharp thin shapes to spell his name.
In 1997 saber completed the largest and most intricate graffiti pieceever made. It took Saber 97 gallons of paint and 35 nights spread outover a year, exhibiting the most dedication ever given to a single piece
Upon its completion the piece was clearly visable through satellite imagery and from many local areas of LA. It was nearly a football field long, and was the first of its kind.
After running for 12 long years Saber’s monumental piece was buffed in September of 2009
Saber continues to paint to this day working with a number of art collectives and community campaigns around the word
He is constantly finding new innovative ways to further his artistic style. His ventures include abstract forms of tagging,
Saber shows that through commitment to a craft and dedication to a dream, you can take yourself to new heights. “ART IS NOT A CRIME”
ACTIVITYStudents go up to thewhiteboard and drawtheir favorite word,animal etc. in any sizeand style they want.The more students getto draw together thebetter. Together theycreate one large muralwith words and imagesthat have personalmeaning. They also getto experience workingon a large scale in acommunity setting.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF GRAFFITI• HERE IS A ONE PAGE ZINE THAT CAN BE PRINTED OUT AND DISTRIBUTED TO THE STUDENTS• IT INCLUDES IMPORTANT DATES AND A LIST OF RELEVANT ART MOVEMENTS THAT INFLUENCED AND SHAPED GRAFFITI• IT ALSO INCLUDES A BRIEF THESIS FOR THE ACADEMIC RELEVANCE OF GRAFFITI IN THE ART WORLD