Born: Peru Based: Usa
Josué Guardia's individual perceptioned style merges divergent visual impressions of abstraction, modernism, neo-expressionism symbolic meanings.... His technique is a reaction of expressions with high perception and colorful composition.
Traveling through South America from 2016 to late 2017, he had 2 solo exhibitions while he was in Lima Peru. and now being back in the states, he has been working in an art project of a large scale related to nowadays society issues . In the meanwhile, he is showing his work in other parts of USA.
His past works varies from designing for international big wave surfer Mark Visser in Australia to non - profit mural events in downtown Stroudsburg. He has participated in art group exhibitions and solo exhibitions in the States and internationally , live body painting events, artworks for american and overseas models, clothing designer and published a couple of art books.
Josué Fernando Guardia was born in Lima, Peru.
He grew up by the ocean with a city lifestyle, which helped discover a mixed interest for surfing and art.
His mother was an executive Media Producer and his dad was a Tailor - an artistic atmosphere was always present during his childhood without it being noticed.
At a young age, he interacted with people from different backgrounds and social statues, making him build his own personal view & concept of life.
He won a National High School Art competition with just a pencil
At the age of 17, he left Peru, moved to New York and studied at La Guardia C.C.
He has traveled to many countries and learned about people, cultures, and how different life’s realities are out in the world. That's when he discovered his passion for art as a way of expression.
His artwork and contact information can be seen at his website www.josueguardia.com
Art is what I unconsciously feel and think; it is like the other half of me provoking anxiety of needing to create something that flashes through my mind, where in the end, gives a release of an unknown satisfaction.
The best life schooling comes from the people you encounter throughout our existence.
Every individual is a breathing movie;
there is a story behind the reactions and gestures we make;
the way we smile, think, and feel emotions- this is part of our life's scars through our experiences
Exhibitions / Projects
03 OCT 2020 5th Annual HoldYou Foundation Charity Art Auction ,TAG Gallery 5458 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles California
02 AUG 2019 "Penumbra", Artworks Gallery , Scranton PA USA
21 JUL 2018 "Images" / photography by Josue Guardia. Origins Gallery, Stroudsburg Pennsylvania USA 02
18-22 JUL 2018 Surf & Ocean International Art Show, Hilton Art Gallery, Kahuku, Oahu HAWAII
04 MAY 2018 May Grand salon show, Green Point Gallery, 390 McGuinness Blvd, Brooklyn New York 11222 USA
07 DEC 2017 group show, Turrell Art studios, N 6th main st Stroudsburg PA USA
21 OCT 2017 "South of the border" group exhibition (unofficially featured) The Loft at Liz Gallery, La Brea Av. Los Angeles, California USA
19 JUL-12 AUG 2017 "YAWAR" Solo Exhibition at La BotikaBa, Calle Berlin 327 Miraflores Lima PERU
19-20-21 MAY 2017 by Artdictos at La Feria de Barranco , Lima - PERU
24 OCT-NOV 2015 Josue Guardia Solo Exhibition , Origins Gallery - 580 Main street Stroudsburg PA 18360 USA
APRIL- JUN 2015 Solo Art exhibition at Sanofi Pasteur, Swiftwater PA - USA
08-09 NOV 2014 Maker's Market 4pm – 9pm The School of Visual and Performing Arts Gallery Main St. Stroudsburg Pa USA
07 NOV 2014 First Friday Scranton 6pm - 9pm 570-565-9006 USA
18 OCT 2014 "Worldwide hunger and poverty behind the harvest" The School of Visual and Performing Arts Gallery USA
27 SEP 2014 "Pocono Mountain harvest festival" Stand 108. Mount Pocono Pa USA
06 SEP 2014 "Art is activism" The Living room gallery, 6pm-10pm Main st. Stroudsburg Pa USA
16 AUG 2014 The School of Visual and Performing Arts : "dogs days of summer" 6pm – 10pm Main street Stroudsburg PA USA
04 JULY 2014 Art show at First Friday Scranton. USA
21 JUN 2014 The School of Visual and Performing Arts Gallery:"an artistic movement" Main street Stroudsburg Pa USA
02 JUNE 2014 Art Group Exhibition at Sanofi Pasteur (second place), Swiftwater PA - USA
31 MAY 2014 11:00-5:00 “Art Project”, live mural painting event on the street. Main Street Stroudsburg PA USA
03 MAY 2014 Live body painting at The Sherman Theater's Living Room Two Year Anniversary Artstravaganza USA
01 FEB 2014 Art show at the living room 524 main street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360 USA
09 APR 2013 "Ready for anything" International big wave surfer Mark Visser's jet skis design AUSTRALIA
DEC 2012 Freelance Artwork for International Big Wave Surfer Mark Visser AUSTRALIA
OCT-NOV 2012 Published Art Books, Arte Astratto and Temptations USA
2001-2002 Liberal Arts La Guardia CC New York Usa
2000 !st place Art State Competition of High Schools. - Salamanca Lima Peru