JOSH SERAFIN, ARTIST

Serafin is a North American artist who grew up in Huntington Beach, California, born in 1973.  In 1999 Serafin created a name for himself with his Sunset Resolution photographic diary of a year of sunsets.  Since then he has become a leader in the beach culture art movement.  Serafin evokes a pure feeling of joy and peace through his paintings of the natural beauty of the coastline, ocean depths and everything the two have to offer.  His works are on display at various Galleries along the Calif. coast, such as Pacific Sculpture Gallery, Via Lido, Newport Beach,  The Hilton Hotel in Huntington Beach and at various outdoor art shows in Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Diego County beach cities.  Serafin’s work encapsulates exactly what the traveler or local is fulfilling by visiting and living in such beautiful and bountiful places.

Serafin’s painting began with a depiction of “Surf Culture”.  His surf pieces took off in the beach communities from San Diego to LA.  As Josh evolved as an artist his body of work began to encompass all of the aspects of life that hold beauty and excitement for him; from surfing ocean waves, snowboarding down snow blanketed trails, hiking mountain peaks, admiring the human form to strumming the perfect cord, he captures it all.

As his subject matter expanded his painting surface changed from canvas to panel board to finally his use of the ancient art of reverse technique painting on glass.  All the while maintaining his use of oil paints and various mediums to manipulate the texture and appearance of the paint.  Serafin’s canvas size has grown from the standard 30x40” to 30x80”  His pieces are multilayered giving his canvas works amazing texture and his glass pieces unique color, both exhibiting movement, emotion and awe.  The majority of his work is done with his fingers and pallet knife.  Serafin has the unique ability to see his piece in his mind and bring it to cultivation layer by layer.