Christopher was not born into a creative family where one might find art materials or crayons and paper in a corner nook. He began and continued his schooling throughout adolescence and on into university doing what everyone else did. Mimicry became an easy way for him to relate to other children and young adults. He found his way through the University of California at Santa Barbara still aimless but trudging through. It was until his father was given 5 weeks to live that this other, incredible door opened up for him. Christopher found himself drawing his dad just weeks before his passing amid the sadness and tears there was a silver lining of sorts. The emotions turned into real expression and after just a few weeks he had enrolled at (LCAD) Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach. The emotion and fire that he always had within him now had a purpose.
LCAD showed Christopher the fundamentals and in 2002 it became time to showcase what he had learned, only his mind had evolved. He found that figuration and strict representational painting did not excite him as much as the raw emotion of abstraction. Shortly after showing at Marion Meyer Contemporary Art in Laguna Beach, Christopher was at a crossroads. Abstraction or figure. Something or nothing, or what became the vehicle for everything. He spent years showing at countless galleries in California, Virginia, North Carolina and beyond, but was still just treading water until he devoted all of himself to this otherworldly place. That place became a world where something beautiful sprouted up from absolutely nothing. It was pure, honest and completely new.
In 2016, Christopher was granted an opportunity to show at Laguna Art A Fair and has flourished for the last 3 years earning the Best in Mixed Media Award this last year. He also was accepted into the prestigious Beverly Hills Art Show in May of 2018 and received an Honorable Mention for 3D Mixed Media. His greatest achievements will be in the future and what was quite a memorable honor happened just a few months ago. Acceptance into the Festival of Arts and being so close to Pageant of the Masters, the storied history, the backbone of Laguna Beach. Whew! His creations of burnt wood, sometimes metal, Oil Based Paint, intricately cut surfaces and great design have won over collectors here and abroad over the past few years and there is no end in sight. Great things are on the horizon if he follows his truth and continues creating something from nothing.
Adelman Fine Art is pleased to represent Christopher Scardino and share his talent with collectors worldwide.
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