Los Angeles street art pioneer Alex ‘DEFER’ Kizu showcases new works in highly anticipated first-ever UK debut exhibition entitled ‘Spiritual Language’ at Woodbury House in Mayfair, London. ‘Spiritual Language’ showcases a series of new works presenting the visual dialect of DEFER’s subconscious mind, body and spirit, immersed in the process of painting.
Considered one of the pioneering members of the first generation of Los Angeles graffiti writers, Defer has distilled the hand style developed since his youth into abstract pieces that incorporate typographic motifs, cultural motifs, and complex patterning.
Defer is undoubtedly a leading figure in the East Coast Graffiti movement alongside other names such as Chaz Bojorquez, Retna, Zes and Saber.
Defer’s paintings are highly detailed examinations of line and colour, in which he refers to his style as his ‘Spiritual Language’. His work stems from his culture and connection to graffiti and the urban landscape, representing a profound artistic language that distorts the lines between street art and fine art.
Defer was showcased at the ‘Getty Museum’ in Los Angeles, and his artwork was featured in the ‘Beyond The Streets’ exhibitions in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
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“Defer Is A True Original, An Artist That’s Always Evolving, Learning, And Pushing The Boundaries Of Expectation.”
Source: Roger Gastman.