Graffiti Art, is Art first!  Graffiti in itself is a label applied to the Aerosol Art Culture, and

usually carries the negative connotation that Graffiti Art is not a viable Art Form. However,

to define Graffiti or Aerosol Art  as scribbling or scrawling on a wall, or for an artist to let his tool

dictates his or her style of work, is detrimental to the idea of being an artist in this Art Form.

I'm an artist, that's all!  My medium of choice for the past fifteen years has been spray paint, though I  can rock with

markers, watercolors, pen, pencil, acrylics, airbrush, or on a computer, whatever.”   - SANO, Graffiti Artist / Instructor GV4


"“Graffiti found typically, but not exclusively on the walls of our urban cities, clearly unveils the angst  driven

drama that exists within the psyche of the Graffiti Writer, as well as, in our conflicted egocentric society.

Graffiti dares to show us what we've become!  For many people this is a very difficult reality to come to grips with, especially if you're in denial of any complicity! Graffiti Art mirrors the best and  worst elements of our society, period. Folks are ignorant about Graffiti Arts’ history and power. 


Graffiti Art is a direct expression of societies' psychological state of mind , it's an 'in-your-face' sign of our times and deserves our understanding and respect!” - BOB BRYAN, Executive Producer / Director GV4



Graffiti Verite' 4 has a bold and beautiful life-affirming voice! SANO sheds a positive light on the stereotypical misunderstandings and mystique behind the discipline and creative process involved in Aerosol Art. GV4  takes you inside the mind of  SANO as he conceptualizes and creates his work, while simultaneously declaring his love for the medium, the madness, and the Art form.


SANO has a quiet energy that can deceive the casual or uninformed observer. SANO's quietness quickly dissolves into a fierce focused and frenetic energy once he is resolved to the issues inherent to his current art project. This transformation from contemplative graphic designer, to explosive aerosol warrior is mesmerizing, as he aggressively grabs his spray can, ready to do battle with the wall.   SANO exorcises his demons and repression's on the wall like no one I've seen before. The love he has for his art is obvious in his body language, and funny verbal quips about his many observations. Graffiti Art has provided him with an powerful outlet to express his secret obsessions and raison d'tre.      


One of the many personal issues that drives SANO, is his mixed East /  West dialectical Genetic heritage.  Born from a Japanese Mother and African-American Father, there is an internal war constantly surging throughout his body.  Alternating currents of passive / aggression pulsation's run havoc throughout his gene pool and mind.   Captivated by this interaction, SANO's consciousness resides as silent witnesses to this secret battlefield.  The walls provide a canvas that allow his demons to present themselves in real time, at the speed of the spray can.  Like many aerosol artists, the speed of the spray leaving the nozzle is key to the love of the game. Less mental editing is done and any errors are quickly obliterated by a bold stroke of the spray brush.      


Yes, SANO is conflicted like the rest of us, yet he has found his salvation at the bottom of a can of Krylon, Rustoleum or Montana spray-paint.  Trying to understand SANO is both a difficult exploration and paradoxically  a beautiful adventure. The answer to this human enigma is revealed within the symbolic images depicted in his artwork, hiding out in plain sight.      


The GV4 wall painted at Venice Beach Graffiti Pit, exhibits an overt antiwar statement, depicting a young boy and his father attempting to escape a nuclear explosion with a mere hand gun as protection against an insane world gone wild. On the other side of the canvas SANO has created a homage to the beauty of life, embodied in the countenance of a lovely portrait of a girl whose existence is physically connected to the ravages of nuclear war. The reality of her participation suggested by the cables attached to her brain, symbolizes her slavish programming by an omnipresent dominant technological society.  What is suggested is that perhaps because of her inability or unwillingness to involve herself in politics, she is responsible for this tragic end-of-innocence and peace.  The horrible ultimate result of nuclear war mirrors the tragedies that SANO experiences in his personal life, and the struggle he endures while trying to communicate his feelings to the anonymous public.  


"“Cooperative and open, working with SANO during the GV4 video shoot was a very positive experience.  After

getting to know him on a personal basis; I feel that whatever drives SANO, also compels him to sadness.  Here

stands an extraordinarily gentle man at war with himself and a society that is not ready to take the time to

understand the method of his madness nor the why of his artistic statements. "  -  Bob Bryan, Filmmaker


GV4 is accompanied by 25 of todays' most gifted and freshest musical minds and bands working in the business today. Contributing 32 Original Songs to the GV4 soundtrack;GV4 is worth the price of admission just to hear these incredible musical compositions.

GV4 Trailer — Graffiti Art Mural Painting


GV4 Trailer  — Aerosol Art on Canvas


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Los Angeles, CA  -- Following up on the success of the Multi Award-Winning GV Docu-Series, Indie Filmmaker Bob Bryan has completed GV4, the ultimate Primer / Tutorial and Step-by-Step  Program on Spray Can Art. Most popular amongst Educators, the series has given outsiders a rare  glimpse into the outstanding Art and eclectic personalities behind the controversial Graffiti Art Movement. 


In GV4, Cleveland, Ohio Artist SANO  (two-time winner of The International Graffiti Art Competition) pulls  you into the Underground Art form by showing the concepts, aesthetics, techniques, and style needed to  complete a perfect semi " Wild Style " masterpiece (on a Legal Wall) as well as Aerosol Art on Canvas.   GV4 is a "must-have-Video" for Art Instructors, Art Students, Galleries, Museums, Libraries and  Educational Institutions who've been bewildered at Spray Can Technique. As a "unique lesson plan," no other program exists in the marketplace of ideas, that can compare to the inspiration, skill and intelligence of GV4.


Press Release


GRAFFITI VERITE' READ THE WRITING ON THE WALL  is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV3 A VOYAGE INTO THE ICONOGRAPHY OF GRAFFITI ART is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV4 BASIC TECHNIQUES FOR CREATING GRAFFITI ART ON WALLS & CANVAS is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV7 RANDOM URBAN STATIC is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV8 THE FIFTH ELEMENT: The Art of the Beat-Boxer is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV9 SOULFUL WAYS: The DJ is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV10 HIP-HOP DANCE: Moving in the Moment  is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV11 Don't Believe da Noize! Voices from da Hip-Hop Undaground is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV2 FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION? is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV6 THE ODYSSEY: Poets, Passion & Poetry is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.



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