SANER Mexico, b. 1981

Born in 1981 in Mexico City, Mexico, the world-renowned Mexican street artist, illustrator and graphic designer Edgar Flores, known as Saner, creates a distinctive world vision. Part of the Mexican graffiti art scene since 1990, which directed him to earn a degree in graphic design from the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico. Saner now works on surfaces including walls, canvases, paper and found objects, combining a strong social interpretation with a surreal mood and a veil of mystery.


His work is deeply influenced by Mexican and worldwide folklorist heritage and pop culture and has been exhibited in galleries worldwide, from Mexico City and New York to Berlin, London and Barcelona. His great admiration for artists such as Frida Khalo and Gonzales Camarena and the exposure to Western pop art led him to freely wander between graffiti, graphic design, painting and drawing. Connecting illustration manners, expressionism, naïve art and surrealism with street art techniques, Saner succeeds in giving a characteristic urban look to all of his pieces. Saner questions modern society, encouraging the viewer towards a mindset of oneness instead of otherness. Aiming to rediscover respect for the natural world and all living beings, the artist explores how ancient people had a more sophisticated and natural relationship with their surroundings and with each other. In his drawings, the contrast of light-shadows and light-darkness reveals the eternal battle of man in his absurd struggle for survival.