Steve Sabella

is creating art & liberating it.

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You ignite my journey to go through new directions. People like you change the Earth.

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  • Support for 3 months, and get 15% off any of my artworks. 

  • Support for 6 months, and get as a gift any artwork from my On Earth Pieces, Everland, Endless, or The Sound of Jerusalem (excluding shipment)

  • Support for one year, and you get as a gift any of my artworks valued for 12,000 euros, like one from On Earth (excluding shipment).

About Steve Sabella

We are all going through a reset, a restart, a new order. I asked a friend what she thought will happen post-Corona Apocalypse, and she said, "Art will tell us." Another friend of mine out of protection asked me not to post-high resolution photos of my art. I answered that the image of art has always been free and will always be. As for why there is a price for my artworks, this is because I also transform them into a physical form.

And now, with the new reality we all face, channeling art will definitely become challenging. Everything has to be redrawn. The time has come for clarity, for cleansing and for all creatives to become super creatives.

As I write these words, an earthquake shift is happening to the way we will look at art and where to find its real value. And maybe the value starts in looking at the artist's journey.

I am an independent artist. Still, I have been able to work in synergy with many galleries, institutions, and museums alike. However, this traditional support system has become too slow, exclusive and often restrictive for artists who work like I do, creating art at the moment of inspiration.

The artist's curse is their need to sell their creations to make a living. In history, only a few artists manage to remain true to themselves and their creation. I don't know if I'm a born or a made artist, but I love what I do, and so what choice do I have other than to continue observing the world, imagining new realities, and in the process, transform life into art.

My art has always sought to transcend the self, the political, the mental, and the aesthetic to develop a universal human language. My chosen medium has ranged from experimental photography to film and interviews, and an award-winning memoir, The Parachute Paradox. I investigate unseen realities, possibilities, and the imagination's power to break through inner boundaries.

Given the difficulty of getting institutional funding, its irregularity and competitiveness, I have financed my own projects for years to move forward. Yet, it was mainly through the independent backing of collectors and patrons that my studio flourished. We brought to light many projects, including my monograph, my memoir, and international exhibitions like Archaeology of The Future.

Many of the art world's practitioners seem to work within the margins of a fictitious protocol or manuscript, adhering to its rules. But there is no such thing. In the creative life, the codes, the letters of such a manuscript, are printed in the imagination—they can always change. And now more than ever we need new directions. 

The current state of the world requires all kinds of structures to be rethought—from the art market to political and financial systems. My vision is not to defy the art status quo, but rather to find alternative routes to operating that allow artists to grow and flourish in an organic way. My work has always been concerned with reimagining the world.

In challenging times, real patrons wonder whether the artists they support have bread on their table. In the world of art, as long as artists are aware they are on a long journey inwards, success and failure are two sides of the same coin. I learned how to embrace both, roaming between valleys and mountains. I never think of the peak as my final destination. It's the curve down the valley that rewards me with the most learning. And life is an endless exploration. Patreon is not about selling art but about creating and liberating it. 

I rooted myself in the clouds, to remain free and always in transition. I feel on fire, busy years in advance. And never have I felt happier on a personal level, never more inspired by life. The five projects you see under Goals are only the beginning, amongst many others flowing in my veins, waiting to be shared with you.

I feel liberated because I am shifting my focus from running my art career to creation—the quest of every artist. I see myself as a mediator, an observer, an investigator searching for where, who, and what we are. I invite you on my cosmic journey.

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This is my award winning memoir. See more details & launch videos here. Limited edition, published by Kerber Verlag in 2016. 

Mohammed Al-Asaad, writer and poet, is translating the memoir. The budget is missing between $15,000 - $20,000 for the rest of the copyediting, the design, the cover image and the publisher's subsidy.

London-based newspaper Al-Araby Al-Jadeed wrote, "The Parachute Paradox offers narrative storytelling of the life of the Jerusalemite artist and his experiences under Israeli occupation and proposes a subject that is unprecedented in Palestinian literature: the liberation of the self and the homeland through the liberation of the imagination."

The Eric Hoffer Award winner announcement on The US Review of Books stated, "The Parachute Paradox, Steve Sabella, Kerber Verlag – With a clever and intriguing cover, this book eagerly invites the reader to explore its contents. Perhaps the fact that the author is an accomplished artist and photographer explains the volume’s elegant appearance. The book’s content isn’t any less appealing. We learn the story of a Christian boy growing up among Arabs in Israeli-occupied Palestine, drowning in the toxic national and religious ideology that surrounds him. We later discover a young man who’s freedom does not exist except as an expression of his art, and as an endless love for the girl of his dreams. We finally encounter a mature, conflicted man pursuing his career in exile and using art as the vehicle of his liberation. This memoir offers a glimpse into the perpetual Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the eyes of an innocent bystander, who struggles to survive and who learns to live free, if only in his mind. Meanwhile, the Palestinian and the Israeli existence continues to be linked like the parachute jumper and his trainer, who descend in a dangerous tandem toward an insecure future."

PROTOCOLLUM featured Chapter 8 of the memoir prior to its full publication in 2016. 

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