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Saratoga Sake

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Ponder The Error Of Your Ways, 2011 Graphite on Paper
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1912, 2010 Graphite on Paper © Saratoga Sake
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Dead Lincoln, 2010 Graphite on Paper © Saratoga Sake
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Mother and Son, 2010 Graphite and Water Color on Paper © Saratoga Sake
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Jezable, 2007 Graphite on Paper © Saratoga Sake
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Miss Atomic 1945, 2009 Graphite on Paper © Saratoga Sake
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Victoria, 2010 Graphite and Water Color on Paper © Saratoga Sake
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Mr. Attack Oil on Wood Panel © Saratoga Sake
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
El Paso, Texas
Birth year
1969
Lives in
Spring Valley, Ca
Works in
Studio in Spring Valley
Schools
monte vista high school, 1984, Graffiti Art
Tags
gallery pop, Art, graffiti arts, aerosol, paintinggraffiti/street-art, graffiti art, grafitti, aerosol artist, graffiti artist, oil-paintings, pop-surrealism, saratoga-sake, saratoga sake, victorian, World War II era painting drawing surrealism, victorian surrealism meets the cleavers, victorian surrealism, skeletons, skulls, skeleton surrealism, women, pop-culture, pop-art, 50's pop surrealism realism, surrealism, modern, traditional, figurative
Statement

 Born in 1969 in El Paso, Texas, two-time EMMY award winning artist Sake, began his art career with inspiration from New York City’s subway graffiti. In 1982 Sake became one of the first graffiti artists in California.  Sake, the last in a long list of nom de plumes, with his stylized lettering and characters inspired hundreds of kids across San Diego County to pick up the spray can as a medium to create art. Sake's reputation as a serious artist grew out of respect for his technical skill, creating his first portrait with spray paint in 1986. In 1991 he won two EMMY awards for his spray paint work for the Fox network

My life is art. I have been a graffiti artist since 1982, sign painter, tattoo artist, graphicdesigner, and in 2005 I added oil painting to my arsenal. My visual approach issomething I call “Victorian Surrealism meets the Cleavers.” I’m inspired by discardedphotography, historical costume and styling, the craftsmanship of vintage machinery, andmy two children who love to interrupt my painting. I have recently been featured in thebook The History of American Graffiti and currently work out of a home-based studio in San Diego, CA.