Tomorrow (June 30th), Vitality and Verve III will open to the public (private gala tonight) at the Long Beach Museum of Art, presented in curatorial collaboration with Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Projects and the support of POW! WOW! Long Beach. The third iteration of the group exhibition highlighting artists from the “New Contemporary Art Movement” features an excellent roster including Sergio Garcia and Saber who collaborated on a cool installation featuring Garcia’s sculpture of Saber’s hand in mid spray with the graffiti artist providing his tag. […]
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Following up on his sold out Au Jus, Triumph, and Anonymous collaborations with the 1849 Wine, SABER (interviewed) recently released another bottle he designed for the wine company. Iris is of a 2013 vintage, a pinot noir “rich with dark cherry aromas accented with notes of violets and spice, supported by toast and the faint smoke from the barrel.” The label features imagery taken from the graffiti artist’s Tool of Dissent painting, a burst of colors created in his distinctive urban calligraphy. The first 100 fans who purchase a bottle will […]
A couple weeks ago, POW! WOW! Worcester welcomed in artists from 8 different countries as well as locally from Massachusetts. In association with the event, there were gallery shows and other activities, but the main draw was the live painting (like in other POW! WOW! events around the world). Artists included this year were: Arlin (Brazil), Askew (New Zealand), Christina Angelina (California), Dan Witz (New York), Greg Mike (Georgia), Imagine (Nepal), Jason Eatherly – seen above (Texas), JALLEN (Massachusetts), Marka 27 (Mexico), Morgan Blair (Massachusetts), Rustam QBic (Russia), […]
Inspired by some recent paintings (example above) he has been working on called the “Refulgent” series, SABER (interviewed) has recently released some color studies on paper (seen below) for purchase on his website. These pieces on textured water color paper were created using spraypaint, acrylic, charcoal pencil, and oil stick and help loosen the Los Angeles-based graffiti artist up before he tackles the larger paintings like the one seen above. Head over here to add one to your collection if you are interested. Discuss Saber here.
Earlier this month, Chandran Gallery in San Francisco opened a show curated by Andrew Schoultz entitled Major Work. The locally-based artist carefully selected a roster of participants that included himself, Alicia McCarthy, Aaron Noble, Kelsey Brookes, Revok, James Marshall (Dalek), Sam Friedman, Eric Yahnker, Mark Dean Veca, Saber, Hilary Pecis, Tim Biskup, Eric White, and Allison Schulnik. The premise behind the exhibition was for each artist to contribute a large-scale piece that they felt capture the essence of their work. The resulting show was quite stunning, as evidenced by […]
Leading off this latest Rewind feature is a 30 minute documentary on Banksy’s recent Dismaland project (covered). One of the hosts in the video is none other than one of our photographers and writers – Butterfly. Follow her as she walks through the “theme park” and watch the footage as she explains the different installations. Other notable videos include: Pussy Riot’s music video filmed at Banksy’s Dismaland. Jen Stark’s work for MTV and Miley Cyrus. JR joins Pharrell and Scott Vener on OTHERtone. Behind the scenes look […]
Like they did in 2014 (covered), the AWR/MSK affiliated SABER (interviewed) and ZES recently collaborated on another impressive mural in Los Angeles, this time at the American Tea Room building. The piece in Downtown was made possible with special thanks to Montana Colors USA, The Seventh Letter, as well as Branded Arts and is another example of the locally-based writers’ synergistic artistic energy. In addition to this, they have also just released artwork inspired by the wall they painted together – SABER’s Ape Shit Series and ZES’ Perseverare Series On Paper, […]
Leading up to the opening of the Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape exhibition last night at the Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA), we had the opportunity for a preview look at some the murals being created (shared with you here & here). From what we saw, we were really excited to see the culmination of something historic and what we have never seen to this scale before with you – a museum exhibition featuring epic indoor murals from a strong roster of what is a mix of […]
With this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii (more coverage here) behind us, here is a look back in video form of some of what took place. Directed by Mikey Inouye, the main recap video seen below features footage and interviews with the artists which encapsulated nicely what the event was about. Also included below are some related videos of this year’s event. Discuss POW! WOW! Hawaii here.
After painting a sublime mural (covered here) at POW! WOW! Hawaii with his friend Kevin Ancell, SABER (interviewed) went right back to work when he returned to Los Angeles. This new series of originals that he made available on his website is entitled Chrome Whips, created with his reduction style using scratch tools and rags. Created in an edition of 10, sized at 24″ x 34.5″, with each unique – adding this to your collection will cost you $500. Saber further states – “This reductive process is perfect for my […]