Capilla is an Argentine painter whose work has developed a unique and
explosive vision. At the beginning of his career he adopted color as
an essential component of his work. First with monochromatic
pieces he explored the power of sensation. He discarded the
expressive resources of chiaroscuro and the halftones in order to
address a conceptual and space-anchored conception of painting. His
ideas spring from the artist’s intellectual and sensitive interest
in the specificity of visual language. This not only led him to
dismiss figurative approaches and instead focus on abstraction as a
proper grammar for this research, but also it introduced him to the
world of volume, relief and medium, that is, installation.
“Noción” has become a nomadic life-project where all his
interests merge. Delving into formal aspects, the outcome tends to
stress the relation between the piece and its immediate context,
which has taken his work from indoor shows to open-air exhibitions.
By this, Capilla succeeds in transforming these private and formal
concerns into a public and collective experience.
Capilla´s (b. 1960, Mar del Plata, Argentina) work has been
displayed both in several galleries and museums, as well as in public
places around the world since 1977 to the present. Alongside his
artworks, he has been awarded worldwide for his work as film director
in videoclips, short and full-length movies, and as an art director.