Van Saro is a contemporary artist known for his work as a street artist, muralist, and painter. He was born in the Soviet Union and moved to Los Angeles, California, at a young age. His early years were marked by a life of crime and gang involvement, which he later used as inspiration for his art. Van Saro's work often addresses social and political issues, reflecting his experiences and personal growth. His art is characterized by its photorealistic style, which combines elements of graffiti, traditional painting, and the use of color to create impactful murals and paintings. His pieces are often thought-provoking and emotionally charged, inviting the viewer to confront the harsh realities of life. Van Saro has garnered attention both in the United States and internationally for his unique style and powerful messages. His work has been featured in exhibitions, galleries, and public spaces, further solidifying his reputation as a significant contemporary artist.
Purchase In Greed We Trust Limited Edition Archival Pigment Prints on 310gsm Museum Natural Fine Art Paper by Van Saro Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "This is the first of my work from my series on money. I'm honest with my work. My world has been more about darkness then light, that's what I paint. I only paint things that are relevant in my life or what is on my mind. After having my first child the financial pressure is much more prevalent and that became the inspiration behind this series." - Van Saro
Van Saro LivEvil Archival Print by Van Saro
Purchase LivEvil Limited Edition Archival Pigment Prints on 310gsm Fine Art Paper by Van Saro & John Park Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "This piece was the fourth or fifth collab that we did together. The themes varied but the composition stayed pretty consistent with Van’s beautifully painted figures anchoring my background colors and support characters. The quote provided by Van is from the Buddah. We had been staying pretty consistent with the compositions of our collabs, usually with one of Van’s oil figures left of center anchoring the piece while I handled the background color composition and added support characters. I don’t think we discussed anything before starting." - John Park