Artists Statement

The experience of art is a shared one between the artist and the viewer. Enzo Sarto believes that the more convention placed between the artist and the viewer, the more distant the art experience becomes.

Galleries and museums have historically offered the public access to art. Traditionally, they use their own formulas and values to qualify and vet what work the public can see. This can often alter and limit the true artist-viewer experience. Enzo Sarto believes that street art strips away at that convention and therefore creates a more honest and personal exchange.

With his work Enzo Sarto pursues his vision, philosophies and whims with few limitations. Street art allows him to consciously abandon the tradition of a singular identifying style and instead opt for creating art using any method necessary to broadcast his work, identifying it with his name or familiar logos.

Sarto's work is incomplete until it is placed on the street. There it begins a term of completion that is not over until it finally disappears. The same lack of convention that Enzo Sarto claims in creating it, the public confidently claims in their experience with it. People photograph and comment on it. Some steal it or write things on it. Other artists destroy, add to it or take away from it. Some folks hate it so much they mock it and tear at it. All because there is no convention and very few rules. They have the same freedom that Sarto does. A freedom that they cannot exercise in a gallery or a museum without serious consequences.

The work of Enzo Sarto truly lives on the street, on dirty walls in the hard light of the sun where the public and the elements have their way with it. It is never finished until it disappears forever.

You may love Enzo Sarto or you may hate him, but when you come upon his work you can't ignore it, it is right there. Equally, by the nature of your shared experience and the freedom offered by it, Enzo Sarto cannot ignore you either. That is why he does what he does.