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……..
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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.
When you live in certain cities you are accustomed to the sort of cat and mouse game that municipalities play with graffiti taggers/writers with the cancelling out of one another’s work with paint. Today we take a look at a legal mural by Saber and Zes in Los Angeles that aims to capture the action between the untamed madness and wild markings of the writer and the blocky beige paint blobs that redact those markings from the visual cityscape, a practice many refer to as “the buff”…. Continue Reading