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.
"This piece came about as I was thinking about how every individual has his or her own space of function, decision and rule. This particular piece's style is in alignment with what I call "Spiritual Language". This style is where letter forms go beyond their normal structure and the piece begins to represent the realm in which I navigate." - Defer
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