Sal Assid; better know as Spyder, was born and raised in Anaheim, CA. Sal grew up heavily influenced by his Mexican and Pre-Hispanic culture since he was a boy. His parents always surrounded him with different elements of the Mexican culture, like celebrating special dates, September 16th (Mexican Independence) and the Day of The Dead holiday in November.
Sal had a simple life and after some unfortunate mishaps, he had to learn something new to keep him out of trouble. Spyder learned and taught himself how to draw by picking up his first pencil at the age of twenty years old. With plenty of time on his hands, he slowly mastered his art skills one drawing at a time. Not only did he master the #2 pencil, but also the BIC Ballpoint Pen and Prisma Colors.
Spyder’s work starts as a rough sketch and then is transferred to a new fresh sheet of paper. He starts with one element and then he adds different elements that are related to the original piece creating one of a kind masterpiece. His personal life is present in his drawings as you can see a mixture of emotions and feelings in every piece he creates.
Many great artist including Jesus Helguera, The Spectrum book and Pre-Hispanic books heavily influences his work. Spyder’s Chicano/Mexicano influence caught the attention of many people in the streets, collectors and artist. His goal is to be able to showcase his work in more Galleries and to adorn the walls of collectors.
Sal is working on a T-shirt line and is also selling copies of his work. Spyder would like to thank his family, specially his Mother, Daughter Jazzmen, Victoria and the girls, Rudy, his loyal friends that have stuck by him and all the people that have been supportive of his work. If you would like to purchase some of Spyder’s work, hit him up at: Spyders_art@hotmail.com.