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CHRIS CAPPER

Renowned for his use of contrasting panels of thick paint in luscious colours, Chris Capper's paintings celebrate the incandescent moments in everyday life. Whether a single  flower or a Manhattan streetscape, the works are both sensuous and subtle; exuberant and reflective.

His ability to explore conventions of Still Lifes creates a highly intense presence. Using thick paint in luscious and vibrant colours, his paintings are deceptively simple. Strongly influenced by Guy Grey Smith as a student, his work is  reminiscent of Matisse, showing a delight in  the  application  of  paint  while  also exemplifying a continuing investigation into space, light and tactility

Chris Capper was born   in Melbourne and studied painting at the Western Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University) in the early 1970s. He  exhibited regularly  in Perth  for the next twenty years, before moving to Sydney and more recently, Newcastle.

 

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