About John Capitano
In 1986 John Capitano began to paint using a system of chance to select colors. He throws a dart at the dartboard bull’s eye and when a numbered wedge is struck, he paints with its predetermined hue. Carried out in a playful spirit, this arbitrary system results in unique color combinations. John is interested in the visual dynamics – the play of color, visual effects and the visceral nature of paint, its various applications and interactions. He is interested in the tension between chaos and order, struggle and play, indeterminacy and self-expression. Within his work, he confronts the mundane nature of everyday life, representing everything from the kitchen sink and its usual forms of disarray to the formidable state of the bathroom – a rare subject in the realm of art. He brings new life to these subjects in beautifully intricate, vivid and skillfully painted work.