After studying at the Fine Art School in Orleans, CAPTON
devoted himself to his art from 1987, and from 1991 to the teaching of arts. In 2003, he stopped teaching to paint full time. Animal painter, portraitist of bulls and cows, CAPTON is also devoted to the landscape or the male nude.
CAPTON is a committed artist, a demanding and passionate painter. He fully claims the heritage of the old masters and their ideal aestheticism. Artist of the New Renaissance, the beauty and emotion it provides is at the center of its creation.
His work often refers to the universe of rurality, where he draws inspiration. The works of CAPTON evoke his questions about the competence and the legitimacy of the Man in the interference of the world.
Omnipresent, the question of "domination" and its excesses, recurs repeatedly in the work of Capton. Domination of man over man, domination of man over nature and its programmed destruction. The artist questions, warns us against these abusive behaviors, destruction by the man of his environment. A cry of alarm to make us think and change our behavior.
The theme of "sacrificied nature" points our responsibility on the future of the planet.The artist invites us to lead an active reflection.
The artworks exhibited below are those available from the artist's workshop, they are shipped and insured by the gallery.
The gallery's words
Our first encounter with the work of Capton dates back several years ago. Challenged by his work and the balance of power and domination he denounces we reacted quickly. A meeting in the gallery in 2016 allowed us to understand better the artist's work, to finally consider a collaboration that took shape in 2017 with the "Hommes-Taureaux". In 2018 we introduce in gallery his work on "sacrificed nature", a subject that speaks to our heart and in 2019 his painting on animals. CAPTON joins the gallery's committed artists and offers us different aspect of this subject.