Sebastián

Florido

Contemporary Artist, also known as Those Vague Days

Sebastián Florido (Guayaquil, 1988)  took his first art classes while attending high school in Upstate New York.  There he was exposed to working in a range of mediums including: ceramics, sketching, drawing and painting. 

His love for surf drove him to study his undergraduate degree in Australia’s Gold Coast. Between 2007 and 2012 he continued to explore within the arts, he learned techniques in printing, ceramics, sketching, painting, photography and filmmaking.

In 2013, he returned to his hometown, Guayaquil. That same year he started his project ECsurfer.com, a webpage with Surf forecast, surf reports and surf photography and videos from all corners of Ecuador. Thru his webpage, Sebastian continued to explore his creativity with surf frames and videography. 

In 2015 he moved to Ayampe, a coastal town in Ecuador. Where he oversaw the construction of his house and studio. In 2016 he successfully established his studio and dove deep into the Phosphenes of his resting eyes, formally bringing to live his art.

In November of 2018, he had his first solo exhibition at Plaza de la Fuente Gallery in Plaza Lagos, Guayaquil-Ecuador. In June of 2019, he was invited to be part of a new generation artists exhibition in the same gallery with 4 pieces, being the artist with the most pieces exhibited. 

Sebastian is also known as Those Vague Days, his pseudonym,  has become the umbrella under which his range of creative outlets are explored and shared. 

He currently lives in Ayampe, Ecuador where he surfs everyday and shares his art studio with his two dogs, Mason and Gala. So far he has created more than 50 large scale paintings, 15 works on paper, and various videos.

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