- 2014, Spray-Can Paint, Acrylic Paint, Graphite, Oil Stick, Charcoal
- Coventry Rag Watercolor Paper / 320gsm Hand-Crafted Deckle Edged Paper
- 42″ x 28″ (106.68 x 71.12 cm)
- Edition Size: 14 Fine Art Original Paintings / Signed & Numbered on the back with COA
Painting is protected with an acid-free glassine slip-sheet, rolled and presented in a 4.25” D x 30” L High Density Black Plastic Telescoping Document Tube with Screw-Off Cap and Nylon Shoulder Strap.
SABER’s ”Color of Music Series” of Limited Edition Paintings is comprised of 14 original paintings was specifically created for the launch of the new SABERONE website. Each painting is a blast of color representing his newest, vibrant expression of visual storytelling. SABER’s signature style of intricately controlled layering of forms, painting techniques and symbolism tells a story of two opposing forces, a staccato of buffed dead beige and gray in contrast to the colorful rhythm of saturated colors. SABER’s command of his craft and ability to spontaneously give birth to the creative impulse is a mark of a true master of graffiti art.
“To me, color is like music. Each hue and tone rings a certain vibration. It is alive with feeling. I began to feel a deep lack of vibrancy when our cities landscapes turned beige and gray silencing the colorful rhythm and symphonies of murals and art that is buffed-out everyday by city officials. These large-scale original paintings are windows in to the present moment in which the world is a dance of two opposing forces, a staccato of uninspired dead beige and gray in contrast to the vivid and alive “Color Of Music”.
This was inspired by the view at the SoHo House LA. Roughly took a hundred hours to complete. I love painting night-scapes. These really push my ability as a painter. I have a few more of these in mind.
Recently I had the opportunity to travel to Istanbul. I went to paint at the “Meeting Of All Stars” painting event. Thanks to Met, Leo, Hero, Cream, and rest rest of the homies for taking such good care of us. Everybody I met was warm and open to making new friends. We walked the streets quite a bit, pretty much writing on everything in site. It was a pleasure to walk these ancient streets and see the sites and smells. Check out these photos of what the streets and architecture look like. We also went to Pera Muzesi to see the current Street art show. Definitely was a trip to see Graffiti art culture thriving in this ancient metropolis……..
1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this piece, was this created solely for this print?
Saber: This was created just for the screen print, and it was inspired by a photograph that I took inside the banks of the Los Angeles river. I stumbled upon that particular image in the LA river and it was basically a representation of the post “War On Graffiti” era. So we’re dealing with the aftermath of the billions of dollars that have been spent on removing graffiti art. There is literally a billion dollar project that’s going down in the LA river. Basically everything is summed up with this photo in the sense that you have this buff that has been crumbled off of these old pieces and what’s left is this little glimpse of that piece of history.
“Tags, Buff, And City Lights” Saber & Zes Abstract Mural Downtown LA.