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.