Golden

 

 Golden is an illustrator, muralist and integrative artist with a specialty in production. He also creates unique graphics for a range of clients and designs custom signs he fabricates with wood, metal, plastics, LEDs, and neon.

Born Cristhian Saravia in Caracas, Venezuela, Golden comes from generations of illustrators and furniture designers/builders. 

His interest in drawing and painting at an early age was encouraged by his mother who was a noted art collector.  She enrolled him in workshops, classes and art school allowing him to build his skills.  

 As a teenager, his artistic interests shifted outside the studio with the upsurge of the global street art movement. Trips beyond his native country allowed him to see many different styles of this movement and the impact it had on people. Those experiences solidified his conviction to also make art in public places for it to be available to anyone who could see it. This is when he developed his recognizably graphic characters that he refers to as “Lovely Monsters” and this is also the time he earns his moniker, “Golden.”

To this day, he continues to add to this initial catalog of “Lovely Monsters”. Golden emigrated to the USA to study interactive media design at the Tampa International Academy of Merchandising and Design. While there, he was employed as a caricaturist artist at Busch Gardens, Florida.  He then formed his first commercial design & advertising business, Signage, Inc., with clients from the Tampa Bay area to South Florida.

Years later and still sought after for his sign-making and graphic design skills, Golden now teaches others sign-making and he is the co-owner of Wynwood Printing and Signs. Golden and fellow artist, Urban Ruben, created and curated the Punto Urban Art Museum in Salem/MA and twice hosted the International Meeting of Styles/Wynwood, a multi-day event of continuous live painting featuring more than one hundred graffiti artists from around the world painting in a six block area of Wynwood. Both men have painted for clients and mural festivals in Seoul/SK, Hong Kong/CN, Bangkok/TH, Rio/BZ,  Akumal/MX, Caraccas/VZ, Santiago/CH, New York City/NY, Miami/FL, Las Vegas/NV, and many other U.S. cities.

Golden has located his studio adjacent to Wynwood and Miami’s Design District where he now focuses on his artwork. He has had two solo shows and exhibits regularly alongside renown street artists. 

He is a member of the Bushwick Collective and the Favela Painting Project. 

He has been a muralist and project manager for ArtRepublic, Jacksonville/FL and was a recent guest artist for ULTRA Music Festival/Miami and the ARTSEA Cruise. 

He is married to his childhood sweetheart and is the father (his very favorite job) to their three children who inspire him to always be his very best. 

Time spent with them reminds him of the feelings of happiness, joy, and love he felt when he encountered art at their age—the same feelings he strives to convey with his own art, today. 

His art

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