Browse, experience NEW and EARLY Paintings by Sabino Caputo.

EIPL Gallery show, February 2014

SabinoCaputoArtGallery is pleased to welcome visitors to our beautiful Virtual Gallery in cyber space. Let us be your partner when discovering NEW Art firsthand. In our exhibition galleries, you'll experience exquisite and extraordinary pieces at every turn - ones which are sure to delight you. We look forward to see you at our gallery and welcome any feedback!

 

The exhibition space at SabinoCaputoArtGallery is large and welcoming, providing visitors with the perfect atmosphere to stroll through and enjoy the artwork currently on display. We believe individuals should have access to art and culture in their daily lives. It's our goal to provide a medium between art enthusiasts and the artists themselves.

 

Sabino Caputo: The Painter

He is sixty seven years young, happily sharing the joy of total submersion in the sea of paint. Sabino is not a novice with brushes. At the age of five or six, his parents gave him a paint set for Christmas; I'm sure he would have appreciated a toy truck instead. His parents saw something special in him and nurtured that talent. As a young boy he apprenticed with a local Artist in a small southern Italian town, painting landscapes and restoring/retouching "scary" frescos in old dark churches. In 1963, his family came to the United States. Two years later he attended NYCCC where he majored in Advertising Art. He earned his living as an Art Director, designing and producing print ads and collateral advertising material for the next thirty seven years.

 

After retirement, he dusted off his brushes and resumed his passion, painting. It has become a full-time experience.

 

Is he a contemporary Artist?

Depends on what the meaning of "Contemporary" is. His style today is a merging of the "Classic" and the "New", labellling it "Modern Realism."

 

His paintings contain both abstraction and representation. They are characterized by flatly painted geometric shapes in CMYK* derived mixtures of acrylic paint. Subjects are real, emotional and contemporary. He doesn't to fit a decor, but snippets of life, however pleasant or unpleasant they might seem. He wants viewers to look into his "windows" and feel the time and place. When viewed from a distance, these paintings  are clearly what one sees, a quiet east side cafe, a dozing 34th Street vendor, 9/11, wild flowers, etc. At close range, their contiguous geometric shapes reveal a modern style that is uniquely his. The texture is acheived with multiple color layering. There are no curved lines or circles in this work, just straight sharp edged/shapes. The paintings tend to invite the viewer by letting their mind fill in those missing detaild.

 

Sabino is constantly working on future projects. Where he is headed is hard to predict and claims that there will be "Modernism" in his future work. His ultimate desire is to leave a body of work that will endure and give countless hours of pleasure to those that will own his paintings.

 

*Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black.