Shooting with Sabe made for an interesting Friday afternoon. The heat and humidity was oppressive both outside and inside his Brooklyn studio but his place had a very cool and artistic vibe. You walk in and there is art everywhere- covering the walls, tubed up, and on the floors.
We found Sabe’s work to be extremely process oriented and the process is actually a huge part of his art. Apparently he doesn’t like to draw or create in the traditional sense by just using his hand. So for years now he has been creating a series of different machines that actually create his artwork. I asked Sabe to explain some of his processes and below is what he wrote:
“Painting with compressed gas and a heat gun is thermodynamic art. A process discovered by accident. Once perfected, the procedure involves ink freezing, diluting, heating and coagulation. The end result is always random and arbitrary. The windshield machine was built with an interest in the notion of automation and involving robotics with the process of painting. The drawing motor equipped with a dimmer to control acceleration is a geometric pattern drawing machine. Velocity and angular momentum determine if the line drawn is a sphere or spiral. Sabe's art is interdisciplinary involving an understanding of engineering and physics.”