Sebastiano Navarra (Italy)
Sebastiano was born in Milan, Italy, to Spanish and Italian parents that encouraged his creativity from a young age. By 16 years old, it was the 1940’s and Sebastiano was already ‘Photoshopping’ portraits of famous people by hand, and upon graduating from the famous Accademia Delle Belle Arti Di Brera in Milan Italy, Sebastiano won a prestigious award to work with J Walter Thompson in Bogota, Colombia. It was there that Sebastiano began his professional career as an artist after a sell-out show at The National Museum titled ‘The Disappeared Cities’, captivating the essence of Pop Art in the 1960’s.
Greatly influenced by Picasso, Sebastiano acknowledges and loves all of his phases in history. The same could be said for Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and all those that he represents within his art. His dilemma, he confesses, is how to translate those personalities – the Greats – into the world of today and make them pop-culturally relevant, so that they can live with him in this lifetime.
Like the Greats, Sebastiano would like his own work to make people stop and ponder, and to make them feel emotion in this rushed world we live in, and so it is to them that he dedicates his Art to. Today, you can find Sebastiano’s works in private collections around the world, having exhibited across Europe, South America and Southeast Asia.