COLOR OF MUSIC FUSION SERIGRAPH / LIMITED EDITION
- Standard Edition: 50 / Signed & Numbered
- Print Dimensions: 18” W x 11 7/8” H
- Print Substrate: Coventry Rag Watercolor Paper / 320gsm
- Hand-Crafted Deckle Edged Paper
- Multiple layers of hand touched spraypaint details, shadows, drips, color whips
- Print Materials: Archival Acrylic Paint, Spray-Can Paint, and Metallic-Silver Paint Pen
- Portfolio: 20” W x 15” H Custom Designed Portfolio
- Each print comes with a signed COA
SABER’s FUSION SERIGRAPHS’ are Limited Editions that are part of the “Color of Music Series” specifically created for the launch of the new SABERONE website. The Fusion format has defined a new category of original art by creating a composite of innovative hand-crafted printmaking, spray can techniques with original hand-painting, expressed with the power of feeling and poetic metaphor. The question begs, “Is it a serigraph or is it an original multi-media painting?”…Thus the term Fusion Serigraph.
The technique for the “Color Of Music Fusion Serigraph” started with creating a Serigraph made-up of 6 separate hand-touched screens that are layered and printed on fine art watercolor paper. SABER then over-painted the Serigraph with his unique expression of spray-can art adding 17 different layers of strokes, shadows, drips and streaks creating this final deckle edged, multi-media piece of fine art.
Saber’s personal signature is in a metallic-silver paint that creates light streaks across the top of the artwork accentuating the palette of vivid saturated colors of green, blue, red, orange, purple, magenta, hot pink and yellow with a swash of acid lime green that is arrested against the buffed areas in warm gray tones.
Each print comes in its own custom designed portfolio created by SaberOne.
“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. This Fusion Serigraph represents a moment in time caught between the dance of two opposing forces of buffed beige and gray in contrast to the vivid and alive palette of the “Color Of Music”.
- 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”.
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