In his Kintsugi series, Capolongo begins his artistic process with chaos, literally shattering and mounting slate-like panels. Starting with chaos is an act of faith wherein he redeems and creates from an unlikely starting point. In doing so he's not “celebrating brokenness,” as is often said about kintsugi. Rather, the artist creates in the true spirit of kintsugi, in the aesthetic spirit of Wabi-Sabi.
Capolongo is among the world’s foremost contemporary artists whose work is a true adaptation of kintsugi. True kintsugi and kintsugi art employ chaos and destruction, which are harnessed as creative forces.
Each painting is rich with allusion and symbolism. To explore and discover see the entire Kintsugi collection with texts.