A DI NATALE Painting
My name is Sébastien DI NATALE, i am a french painter and designer from Nice, France born in 1976. I have always painted tragic portraits since i was separated from my Love J-C. I didn't have the voice but my hands to create a universe where i could express my feelings. The link between my Love, Bono and me was my first meeting with the singer in Nice at the Terminal 2 of the airport in 1995. I recognized him after i heard the signal of safety of the x-ray door and noticed a man smiling with the hands up! There I made in this time a training course as shoeshiner in the departure lounge of the airport He kindly made an autograph for my Love with a self-portrait sketch and a heart. That autograph was the last gift and souvenir my Love accepted from me when i saw her a few months later. That was the beginning of my connection with Bono.
I carried out tens of paintings about U2, and more particularly Bono after i met him a second time in my gallery Tragic Painting in the old-Nice with his wife Ali in july 1998 and that i saw the PopMart Tour concert on video. Bono's face singing, shouting and crying on the scene was the representation of my pain of my lost Love. The bonds were woven. I sent one of my portrait of Bono and pictures of my art-works in his house in Eze-sur-mer. Later on he posed with on of mine painting in Saint-Tropez in june 2001 when he recognized my paintings. I wish to meet Bono again directly to propose to him to work with U2.
The last evolution of my work are some hand painted one-off leather jackets with subjects like "Revolution" (about U2), "Anarchy", "Rebellion", "Nietzsche", "Rock Stars". Those are sold in Saint-Tropez in a fashion shop called ARIANIE-L'ENDROIT Place de la Garonne, the retail price is 4,000€ minimum. The customers are celebrities like Darryn Lyons, the flamboyant australian boss of the international photo agengies Big Pictures, who bought the "Nietzsche"s one and order another one called "Big Pictures" with pictures of sexy models. The fashion trademark is DI NATALE & SENSATION ®.
I am also associated with Patrick René, a french painter with which i created TRAGIC PAINTING ® (www.tragicpainting.com), a movement of art for a real painting.
Presentation of my personal artistic work:
U2 & POLITICS THE REVOLUTION IN ORDER FOR AFRICA
Since several decades, Rock and Politics form quite an unusual couple.
Those canvas represent the scream of Rock of the charismatic leader of U2 in front of the unfairness towards the actual world, instead of just showing the suffering of the crushed populations of Africa. Through his red glasses the expression of his portrait is stronger, his eyes are catalysts. The hope and the will to be useful transfigured him. The last art-works show the portrait of Bono in opposition with a political or religious figure.
The dialogue between rock'n'roll and politics is that between the revolution and the order. The private conversation between these two poles evolved and gave rise to triptychs "bluewhitered" (Rock-Africa-Politics)
Presentation of Tragic Painting ®:
A presence, a living painting composed of flesh and blood, that is Tragic Painting.
We idolise painting, above all we despite that "art" which is sterile, decorative and disembodied. It has been reduced to a puerile concept for the so-called intelligent ape. As far as art without substance or body is concerned, we're flushing the chain.
We consider that painting must remain a fight, the fruit of a unique experience; it belongs outside of current trends and lifestyle. This institutional stock of products past their diarrhea date, is for us a cultural and symbolic desert. The audiovisual diet which each citizen, consumer, slave swallows, undergoes, orgasms in his willing passivity everyday, lends to this official art, the disembodiment of industrial products: an uncomparable, symbolic misery. Art lies at the mercy of marketing, plunging the artist and the spectator into superficial mundanity. We thus despite this castration, beaurocratisation, sterilization of art. We are hoping for the eternal fight founded on the eternal spark of human tragedy.
The city that a century ago, saw Munch paint his "Scream", Nietzsche write his Zarathoustra, gives Nice an existential power which still pumps through our veins. Through painting, a medium treated as dead, we want to give back feeling and blood to the fight.
Tragic Painting Gallery: 2, Rue Droite 06300 Nice, France.
Tél: +33 (0)6 07 19 00 61
BLUE U2 II
BONO ALIVE USA
BONO AND GUN
BONO RADIO AID
BONO VOX IS HERE
U2 LOVE SIGNS
U2 POP FLOW
U2 POP SIGNS II
U2 POP SIGNS III
U2 STUCK IN A TRAGIC MOMENT
U2 TRAGIC ELECTRICAL STORM
U2 WALK ON TRAGIC