Live Performance painting at the Pearl S. Buck house, Perkasie, PA
April 7th – 11th 2016
Art Unleashed at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
April 11th – May 10th 2015
Solo Show at E-Moderne Gallerie, Philadelphia, PA
April 8th 2015
Art Unleashed at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia
November 4th- 22nd, 2014
Nathan DiStefano and Joseph Barrett Show, Doylestown Frame Factory, Doylestown, PA
June 14th 2014
International Group Exhibition at E-Moderne Gallerie in Philadelphia
Feb 1st 2014
Private showing of new paintings on the Main Line, PA
August 6th 2014 The Intelligencer
“Sound influences a painter with roots from Doylestown”, By Gwen Swift
2 Artists Featured in College Fundraiser (Phillyburbs)
Nathan DiStefano: Real Life Abstractions. Featured artist in June’s issue of Radius Magazine.
How and where local artists discover the muses to feed their need to create.
September’s issue of Suburban Life Magazine.
“In the 1880s the point was an idea used in physics and the dots get stretched to lines in the 1940s, then again in the ’60s and ’70s when the string theory was proposed and you began to see it used in art.” He enjoys the parallels that art and physics share and observing the way painters throughout history have used these principles to depict motion.
A Doylestown native, DiStefano began practicing this style in the woods of Bucks County, first with paintings of leaves and trees. “A lot we feel we cannot see, like the weight pushing on the branches and leaves,” he says. “The wind has weight, but we cannot see it.” He soon graduated to the hustle and bustle of life on the streets of Philadelphia and Manhattan. “In cities, there is so much going on,” he says. “To capture the feeling is difficult to do.”
‘Everything Vibrates’ pop-up show features works by Nathan DiStefano (Local Event)
FIRST FRIDAYS: EVERYTHING VIBRATES
Pop-Up Show Featuring Local Artist, by Tess Galen
“Everything Vibrates” is a pop-up gallery show featuring artwork by Nathan DiStefano. The exhibit will take place on April 5th, 2013 at the First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 5pm to 8pm.
DiStefano is heavily influenced by the things we cannot see, capturing moments in time in his paintings. Bold brush strokes of color help us feel the energy in a space, like the gush of wind as a person walks past, or the feeling of rain on a crowded city street. Empty spaces in the paintings create a place for the viewer to stand and interpret the feelings for themselves. DiStefano’s paintings are quite large, 6 feet or taller, which adds to the feelings of being inside the environment.
A feeling of vibratory energy informs each of DiStefano’s works. Seemingly static objects such as buildings or lampposts are in motion, as alive as the busy people rushing by. The world is seen as inherently vital, a view which is both DiStefano’s aesthetic vision as well as supported by cutting-edge physics.
Most of DiStefano’s works focus on cityscapes of New York and Philadelphia, but over time he has branched out to painting figures and landscapes. Blending representational and abstract styles, the paintings are meant not only to be viewed, but felt on a deep emotional level.
DiStefano received an MFA in paintings from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He has been featured in magazines and exhibited in galleries in Bucks County, Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York City. He has paintings that hang in the Doylestown Hospital, the Children’s Museum in New Hope, Philadelphia Management, and in public and private collections nationally and internationally.