A SKYWALK IN ST. CLOUD
The story of SAYMO
In May of 2018, SAYMO Prime Catalyst Kheaven Joseph Kristo was involved in a body-ejected-140mph auto incident in St. Cloud, MN. Both Kheaven and his 9 pound "Lucky Dragon" Dog, Giovanni walked away from the incident without sustaining any major injuries. Following the event, Kheaven traded-up his business sedan for an "Art Van" and took up an Art Residency at Artscape in Boston, MA.
In Dec. of 2019 Kheaven returned to his hometown of Cleveland and serendipitously established SAYMO Collective (West Park, OH), a home for Emerging Artists. The name SAYMO serves as an homage to the greatest artist who ever lived, Jean Michel Basquiat. Basquiat along with commrade Al Diaz used the graffiti tag name SAMO to create thought provoking street tags in Brooklyn, NY in the 80's. Basquiat would later use the "buzz" that SAMO created in order to launch himself into stardom and went on to be king of the art world until his early and untimely death at age 27. Kheaven be-friended Artist Gadi Zamir of Negative Space Gallery about a month into his venture and the two struck up an instant friendship over a shared vision to help other emerging artists. This February, SAYMO 2.0 will open it's doors in it's new location right inside and next to Gadi's World Re-Knowned Negative Space Gallery and below esteemed Cleveland Artist Tessa LeBaron's "Up in Space" Gallery.
WHAT WE ENVISION
Bringing Artists Together
At SAYMO Collective, our mission is to lessen the struggle of life and the art world through A Shared Economy. All SAYMO Artists whether sponsored or not are paid out at a 100% commission structure! Our Prime Catalyst Kheaven Joseph while once a Corporate Money Making Salesman has chosen to live the humble life and works off donations and what ever other opportunities he can score. His priority is to make sure the rent is paid on time and he takes no profits from this venture.