Ilaria Caputo

Ilaria Caputo

Palermo, Sicily, Italy

About Ilaria Caputo

Transformation, light and the mixing of old techniques with new materials play a leading role in my recent production. The main link between my works is a quest for harmony, an attempt to describe the inner – and sometimes hidden – elegance of trivial matters. Ethereal female figures inspired by ancient Myths, flowers, fruits, peacocks and other pieces of reality are depicted in my bright figurative style that recalls the great tradition of European painting, especially the analytic approach in describing reality that was typical of both Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites. My strokes are normally clean and the images neat, however I sometimes focus on a specific part of a painting, especially when an unexpected element - such as a Plexiglas layer - is inserted into the composition. In this way, the incredible potentiality of oil painting flourishes through the clear lines of a feature, in opposition to the blurriness of another one. My quest towards the soul of things pushes me often toward portraiture, this wonderful game of mirrors where the individuality of the artist merges into the inner self of the model.

Education

2001
First Class Honours Degree in Sculpture at the Palermo Fine Art Academy

Exhibitions

Solo and Two-Person shows

2020
Oltre il giardino. Opere recenti
ElleArte, Palermo

2018
De rerum natura. Inusuali percorsi cromatici tra forma figurata e forma astratta (duo exhibition with Enzo Tardia)
StudioS, Palermo

Per ricordi, case e richiami. Presenze di memoria a Castania
Frantoio Cinquecentesco, Castania di Castell'Umberto (Messina, Sicily)

2017
Notturni, Fiori ed altre cose
Centro d'Arte Moderna "Agatirio", Capo d'Orlando (Messina, Sicily)

2016
The Garden. La palpabile anima dei fiori
StudioS, Palermo

Racconti di luce
Villa Airoldi, Palermo

Spring Flowers
Sisley Store, Palermo

2015-2016
Sinestesie del Natale. Essenze e presepi al Castello di Montalbano, with Salvatore Caputo
Castello di Federico, Montalbano Elicona (Messina, Sicily)

2015
Di fragili fiori e giardini incantati. Natura e mito nelle opere di Ilaria Caputo
Fondazione Famiglia Piccolo di Calanovella, Capo d'Orlando (Messina, Sicily)

Natura e mito a Villa Airoldi
Villa Airoldi, Palermo

Nel volto, nello sguardo. Ritratti
E. Vittorietti Library, Palermo

2014
Di caduche bellezze e fugaci forme
E. Vittorietti Library, Palermo

Tra cielo, fronde e mare-Tavole e acquarelli per volumi d’arte
E. Vittorietti Library, Palermo

Trame di carta di carta ed altro ancora… Corredi iconografici per volumi d’arte
E. Vittorietti Library, Palermo

2013
Tra realtà sognate e placidi ricordi, with Salvatore Caputo
Galleria Lupo’Art, Palermo

2013-2012
Tra sogni, miti e ricordi, with Salvatore Caputo
Palazzo Sant’Elia, Palermo

2011
Mitici appunti, with Salvatore Caputo
Complesso monumentale Guglielmo II, Monreale, Palermo

2006
Di tempi, luoghi e figure
Galleria Agorà-spazio contemporaneo, Palermo