ROSTARR & SABER AT OPERA GALLERY NYC

April 24, 2013  |  art, Street Art

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Opening last week was a beautiful joint show of new work by Supertouch buddies Rostarr and Saber at Opera Gallery in New York City. Having emerged from separate origin points within the underground art world, the two artists work in markedly different styles but are unified by their florid approaches to abstract painting with an emphasis on flowing script as centerpieces of their compositions. Raised in the world of Los Angeles graffiti, Saber grew up creating huge-scale colorful aerosol wall pieces exemplified by his sharp-edged "Saber" tag. Meanwhile, Rostarr's childhood in Korea before moving to New York City informed his modernized tribal text-based approach. Together, in recent years, the two have pushed the limits of their traditional repertoire to achieve new levels of abstraction that represent a giant leap forward in both technique and vision that is celebrated superbly in this current exhibition.

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Meanwhile, art critic/NY legend Carlo McCormick keeps it real outside the gallery...

Additional photography by Stanley Lumax and Tsugumi Wada

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