Bruno Capolongo is an established artist of Neapolitan descent whose work is collected by private and corporate collectors in addition to a growing list of public galleries and museums. With an exhibition record of well over 130 exhibitions, the artist has also been represented by a number of fine art establishments, including galleries in Toronto, New York City, Montreal, and Washington DC. Capolongo is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the internationally coveted Elizabeth Greenshields prize three times (of which there've been few since 1955), and consecutive first place awards for the national Canadian exhibition and competition 'Evidence of Things Unseen'.
In Capolongo's latest series titled; Kintsugi, the artist continues to work with elegant Asian pottery, especially of the Ming and Qing dynasties; but now entering into the mix is the art of kintsugi, or kintsukuroi. This is the Japanese art of mending broken pottery with gold or other precious metals. Rather than attempting to deny or disguise the breakage, it is accented, and becomes part of the object's history. As in the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, there is an embracing of the flawed or imperfect. In hi-lighting the cracks and repairs it is not brokenness that is celebrated, but redemption. Hence, the symbolism in the art of kintsugi is a great metaphor for finding healing and wholeness through adversity.
Selected Group Exhibitions
|2012||Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts, Toronto, ON|