This year I had the pleasure of attending POWWOW Honolulu 2015. This event hosts over 100 artists from around the world to paint on the island. I had the task of painting with my good friend Kevin Ancell. Of course our wall was one of the largest. Kicked our ass, Here I am in paradise and I spent the entire time in a dirty alley, but I did enjoy myself. I want to thank RVCA, Jasper and the POWWOW Team as well as Casey from The Seventh Letter. These are just a few of the walls that went down.
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Hey! I’m Back. ….
I am pleased to announce that saberone.com will be active again. I’ve been busy the last two years raising two little people. Now, I find myself in a good place to engage this platform again. Through the website I will be making available limited edition serigraph prints and original artwork. I will be periodically updating blog post and if I get off my ass, some writing. I believe in keeping my art accessible to the people we inspire. I have some interesting things lined up this year so stay tuned….
And thank you
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”.
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.