Size: 14"W x 20"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2014
Ready to Hang
I am a figure painter and storyteller. I believe in the power of the recognizable human form as a way to universal way to express and inspire. The familiarity in the human form regardless of gender, size or shape, erotic or not asks us to evaluate our own experiences.
In my work I strive to weave familiar elements of myth and story within my paintings and drawings. I often create work with fictional characters that represent aspects of ourselves. The characters I create are not perfect and often have to find their own voices. It is my hope that my audience will be inspired to find their own voice with them.
“When one creates, the endless noise surrounding us gets worked through, and for a time, the world makes sense. After it is done, you have something that communicates. he greatest themes in life are explored through art. Love, hate, jealousy, fear, anger, passion and anything else you can imagine. I believe an artist's job is to tell these stories.”
René Capone (b. September 22, 1978) is an American artist known for his depiction of the male figure with whimsical and mysteriously dark imagery; often used together. He also works with story and myth. Adam Sandel of the SF Examiner once wrote, "The figures in his artwork appear to be on a deeply personal quest for identity and their place in the world." - René totally agrees. Private collectors of Capone's work can be found in the United States, Canada, Sweden, England, France, Japan, and the Netherlands. Capone's work has gained significant global recognition with collectors, yet he represents himself. In 2004 Glaxo Smith Cline became his first corporate collector. Capone published the graphic novel 'The Legend of Hedgehog Boy' in 2011, a story about a boy who goes into the woods to find identity. Other publishing achievements include: 'Stripped: The Illustrated Male' from Bruno Gmunder. RFD, The Advocate interviewed Rene in 2015 with arts & culture writer Adam Sandel.