THE ART OF SABET
I graduated from Cal State Fullerton in the field of Communications/Advertising in 1998 and quickly found myself in the world of big Advertising. My first job was working for Foote, Cone & Belding (FCB), one of the top advertising agencies in the world as an Art Director. It was an amazing experience. Soon after my ad shop days, I started my own branding agency, called Sabet Brands. I’ve had an amazing 20 years in creating wonderful brands for appreciative and conscious clients. I continue to converge my art world with my branding work!
Along side my branding agency, I’ve always painted. I was never concerned about learning how to paint particular things, it was just a way to release and escape the complexities of life. At first, it was about emotions such as angst and anxiety. As the years passed, my work transformed to expressing love, gratitude and source energy. I love experimenting with different mediums and materials. I discovered that Japanese brushes and Sumi Ink was the core of what made my work the most fluid, explosive and expressive. This new medium allowed me to master continuous fluid motions with expressive strokes. I’m always connected when I’m painting. My brushes and medium are extensions of my body and they allow the energy that flows to be expressed with passion and LOVE. 1n 2016, I was invited to present my work at the Tokyo International Art Show, which was a transformative experience to my very core. It was also a confirmation of my innate connection to the land, culture and people of Japan as seen in my work.
LOVEQUALS AND THE LOVESCRIPT
A couple of years ago, I received a symbol from the ether. I called it LOVEQUALS SERVICE. The word love looks like a person holding the equal sign. But it’s also made up of the number 1, omega, square root and the equal sign. From alpha to omega, the Root of all is “LOVE”. This divine discovery created a new layer and dimension to my work. I started to embed the SABET LOVEQUALS SYMBOL in all my work. Four more SABET LOVE SYMBOLS developed over the next year and pieces were being collected by art dealers and major art collectors. In 2016 the repetition of the SABET LOVE SYMBOLS gave way to a mysterious script. One that I can write and paint in a fluent fashion but have yet to decode. This script has been called the SABET LOVESCRIPT and has culminated into what defines me as a person, brother, father, husband and artist which is always rooted in LOVE.
ART FOR CAUSE
Every year I donate original pieces to many different non-profit organizations. Creating for a good cause is one of the most rewarding experiences and contributions I do every year. Organizations I work with include UNICEF, AIDS Services Foundation, PARS Equity Center, HearAid Foundation and The American Cancer Society.
My latest collaboration is with the amazing writing instrument company, MONTBLANC. I’ve had two private showings and live painting events at the MONTBLANC boutique; with a few more scheduled this year! I also collaborate with companies such as Thayers Natural Remedies, SoYoung Bags and John Varvatos, Furla and more.. to bring my art to a whole new audience. I love collaborations, so if you think we would be a good fit, please contact me!