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RUN #00720
Defer - Cornerstone
Part of Archive Access   View Entire Series
1 Available    |    Edition Size:   50
18 x 24 Inches Archival Pigment Print on 300gsm Fine Art Paper
$ 200.00

The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 Inch Black Wood Frame with UV-Glass, Foam Core Backing and Ready to Hang Hardware.

"This piece was chosen specifically to being released to coincide with the Pow Wow event in Hawaii. The actual painting represents the unity of art and the human spirit. I also wanted to use a painting that captures the spirit of the Pow Wow event, which in itself is like a “cornerstone” (a foundational stone that connects two walls) that connects artists from around the globe with one another and with walls in the community.” - Defer

This RUN comes signed, numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from Defer and 1xRUN.

Discuss This Run

Defer Returns With Principality + Original Artwork

1xRUN Thru Interview
Principality by Defer

1xRUN: Tell us a little bit about this piece, when was it created and with what materials?
Defer: This piece truly represents the realm in which I navigate. This particular piece is not part of a particular series, but it’s style is in alignment with a particular style of what I call “Spiritual Language”. This style is where letter forms go beyond their normal structure.  This piece was created this year 2013 using acrylic on canvas.

1xRUN: Tell us  a bit about how the idea and execution for this piece came about?
Defer: The idea came about as I was thinking about how every individual has his or her own space of function, decision and rule.


1xRUN: How long did this piece take? Is the original still available?
Defer: I work on many projects at the same time so it’s hard to give an accurate time of completion. The original is not for sale, however, there are 7 original pieces available that were created exclusively for 1xRUN.


1xRUN: What is unique about this piece?
Defer: Every piece is unique in its own right.


1xRUN: Why should people buy the print?
Defer: I think people should buy this print because I want to make it available for an affordable price.


1xRUN: Describe this piece in one gut reaction word.
Defer: Transformation


1xRUN: What do you have planned for 2014?
Defer: In 2014 I have many projects lined up – including a project with the Getty.


1xRUN: Where else can people find you?
Defer: WebsiteFacebookInstagram @defer_k2s

About the Artist

Location: Los Angeles, California

Iconic street artist, DEFER, amalgamates the urban landscape and the realm of fine art. Alex Kizu, aka DEFER, transcends his youth in Boyle Heights to share the influences of true street art within his own murals, canvases and prints.

As a pioneer member of the first generation of LA Graffiti crews, K2S, STN and KGB, Kizu’s influence on the Los Angeles graffiti movement is profound. Edified by early New York graffiti, and more importantly, the neighborhood “placaso” style, indigenous to LA; Defer culminates these experiences to define a unique native genre.

DEFER’s typographic work is viewed as lyrical and beautiful. Also known as a handstyle, this specific expression speaks to the credibility of the original graffiti crews in Los Angeles and now bridges to a larger audience. Currently Defer creates paintings that incorporate Japanese images with his handstyle resulting in exquisite art. - Brandy Shea Sweeney

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