Among the thousands of people who make up the graffiti/street art 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 is a fixture in the Los Angeles graffiti scene having 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 125 gallons of paint and 35 nights to complete. In a famous photograph (below) — 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.
Saber is passionate about translating his twenty years of painting complex large scale graffiti outdoor pieces into refined detailed mixed media canvas paintings. These abstract paintings exemplify this power, energy, movement and texture that can only be mimicked by someone who has been at the forefront of the graffiti/street art movement.