Born on August 19, 1979 in Newport Beach, CA, John Sharifi found himself immersed in the art scene behind Orange Curtain. Underexposed to the fertile grounds of the art scenes in L.A. or New York, John found his voice vandalizing suburban streets and freeways. Bubble gum, music, 40’s and street art were the soundtracks of his early youth. Unfortunately, John grew up and lost his fervor as he studied and received his BFA from Laguna College of Art & Design. Now he paints and illustrates with the honed skill of a craftsman and yet there are still echoes of youth in his boring works.