As a founding member of the respected crews K2S & STN, Alex “DEFER” Kizu has been an integral part of the Los Angeles street art scene since the mid-80′s. Adept at working in various mediums such as markers, spray paint, acrylic, gouache, etc., Kizu expertly renders the beautifully complex letter-forms for which he is known.
A testament to Alex Kizu’s artistic stature in the realm of Los Angeles street art is that his interviews and work have been included in 3 esteemed compendiums of graffiti art. Whether it’s the LA-centric graffiti book, “Graffiti LA” by Steve Grody, or the national scope covered in the recently released “The History of American Graffiti” by Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon, Kizu’s influence on the visual language found in the the City of Angels cannot be overlooked.
Alex Kizu has exhibited at the LA Contemporary gallery and the Scope Art in Miami. In May, Kizu will exhibit at The Pasadena Museum of California Art as part of its “Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas” show and also at CREWEST gallery in Downtown Los Angeles.
“LOS ANGELES” is his first fine art print.
*”LOS ANGELES” by Alex “DEFER” Kizu
* 28″ x 36″
* Coventry Rag 320 GSM
* Hand-pulled screenprint
* Hand-deckled edges
* Edition of 80
* Signed & Numbered by the artist
* Certificate of Authenticity
* Printed by Modern Multiples
* Co-published by Alex “DEFER” Kizu and MORELWORKS Fine Art Publishing
* Released April 17, 2011
* $200 USD