Among the thousands of people who make up the graffiti community around the world, there are few names that carry the same legendary quality as SABER. Born in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale, SABER was raised by creative parents and discovered his passion for art at an early age. At 13, his cousins introduced him to graffiti when they took him to see the spray paint-covered Belmont Tunnel. From that moment on, he was hooked. After honing his skills on local walls, SABER joined MSK, and was later inducted into legendary piecing crew AWR.
SABER was already a fixture in the Los Angeles graffiti scene by 1997 when he completed the largest graffiti piece ever created. His piece on the sloping cement bank of the Los Angeles River was nearly the size of a professional football field, and took 97 gallons of paint and 35 nights to complete. In a famous photograph—taken by his father just after it was finished—SABER stands on the piece and appears as a tiny speck amid a giant blaze of color. It catapulted SABER to legend status in the graffiti world.
Full program for Nuart Plus opening day exploring our "Mental Space" featuring Jordan Seiler, Ron English & Saber. Moderated by Carlo McCormick.
Film Screening with introduction and Q&A from Ron English and Evan Pricco (Juxtapoz)
Jordan Seiler (US) and Rj Rushmore (US) provide an introduction to Street Art V''s Advertising in the public space.
A PRACTICAL HANDS ON WORKSHOP WITH UK ARTIST JON BURGERMAN, IN ASSOC WITH GRAFIL
Our second day explores the relationship between street art, urban planning and our physical environment.
A pub debate between Carlo McCormick and Rj Rushmore (Vandalog). Can art be truly appreciated on the internet. One thinks yes, the other thinks no. Join us for th...
Second in our series of Street Art tours, today hosted by author, curator and street art expert Tristan Manco (UK)
Our 3rd and final day explores Street Art's life on the internet and ends with a screening of Banksy's Oscar nominated "Exit Through the Giftshop"
Cinema screening of Banksy's classic Oscar nominated documentary. SF Kino for details.
LA graffiti legend Saber interviewed about his installation/performance during Nuart 2012
Carlo McCormick's key note presentation for Nuart 2012.
Evan Pricco (Juxtapoz) & Ron English discussing his long and illustrious career
Urban development worker with Nuart partners Urban Sjøfront.
Artist, Illustrator and lover of all things burger related
Research Scholar at Norwegian School of Economics
Ron English (born 1966) is an American contemporary artist who explores popular brand imagery and advertising.
Renowned Graffiti artist, art activist and champion of freedom of expression. One of LA's leading voices against the prohibition of public murals.
Founder and main man behind Vandalog website
One of the worlds leading authors of Street Art and related books