Saber is an American contemporary street artist, best known for his large-scale graffiti works, intricate lettering, and mural paintings. Born in 1976 as Ryan Weston Shook, Saber developed an interest in graffiti art in his teenage years. He is considered one of the most influential artists in the contemporary street art scene, having made a significant impact on the culture since the 1990s. Saber gained widespread recognition in 1997 when he completed a massive graffiti piece on the concrete bank of the Los Angeles River, which was visible from the air and became one of the largest graffiti pieces in the world at the time. This artwork took 35 nights to complete, covering an area of 250 by 55 feet, and garnered him national attention. In addition to his large-scale graffiti works, Saber is also known for his intricate typography, fine art, and activism. He has spoken out against censorship, fought for the recognition of graffiti as a legitimate art form, and used his artwork to raise awareness for various political and social issues. Saber's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, and he continues to be a prominent figure in the global street art scene. Saber's influence on the global street art scene has transcended his own work, as he has inspired countless artists to embrace graffiti and mural painting as legitimate art forms. Through his activism and dedication to his craft, Saber has played a crucial role in shifting the perception of graffiti from being viewed as mere vandalism to being recognized as a powerful and expressive medium. In his career, Saber has experimented with various styles and techniques, including abstract expressionism, photorealism, and a wide range of lettering styles. This has enabled him to create visually striking and memorable works that are instantly recognizable as his own. Saber's art often incorporates social and political commentary, addressing issues such as healthcare, homelessness, and the criminal justice system. In 2010, he created a large-scale American flag painting with the names of over 400 individuals who had been denied healthcare coverage. This piece, titled "The American Graffiti Artist's Flag," was part of a campaign aimed at drawing attention to the United States' healthcare crisis. Over the years, Saber has collaborated with other renowned street artists and participated in various art events and festivals around the world. These collaborations and events have further solidified his reputation as a leading figure in the street art community.