This is the the newest face in my Vicious Vixens series, her name is Xtina and is a good friend and model, photographed by the prolific Dylan Maddux. I am basing my next few paintings on this particular photo shoot. This piece is titled ‘Xtina Unveiled’ and is 4ft x 3ft, acrylic and gold leaf on canvas. I will be displaying her this Saturday, May 1st at the Mezzanine in San Francisco, the 12th Anninversary of Chillin, hosted by Irene Hernandez-Feiks. ‘Xtina Unveiled’ will also be on display at Irene’s new gallery, Wonderland on 24th Street @ Alabama, opening May 6th.
See coverage on: arrestedmotion.com
Known as one of the best graffiti writers of all-time, SABER can also be described as a pioneer, legend, hero, Guinness World Records holder, and activist. Most of all though, he is an artist. An artist in the true sense of the word. One with keen and insightful observations and expressions of the world he lives in, the beauty that surrounds him, and the injustices that affect him. He has dedicated his entire adult life to the work he believes in, often at great risk to himself and his body.
Underneath his prolific throw-ups, burners, and tags lies someone who is just as capable with the paint brush as he is the spray can. He has proven to be able to masterfully create on a wall, canvas, or with wood or metal. SABER has shown at renowned galleries and has traveled throughout the world, blessing walls from Los Angeles and San Francisco to New York to Korea. He is also extremely thoughtful and well-spoken and the following is an interview AM was lucky enough to conduct with the artist.
Read the entire interview at: ArrestedMotion.com