Claudia Caponi

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I was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1974.

 Both of my parents are italian, I grew-up in Caracas, so I was raised in this kind of duality: between two worlds.

I graduated as an architect from the Central University of Venezuela  in 1998, during my five years of study, I took one year off and moved to Providence, R.I. (USA); where I attented the Rhode Island School of Design. 

This experience changed my whole life, after being in contact with all the different ways art has to express itself like painting, ceramics, glass work, sculpture; I decided my life had to be dedicated to art. 

So I went back to Venezuela, received my diploma, and decided to put it aside in the deepest corner of a drawer. 
During this period I worked with sculpture.  I  started showing my art in different kinds of shows, one of them the “National Exhibition of Unknown Artists” in 1999.

The same year I moved to Turin (Italy), where I participated in an Art Festival for Young Artists, (BIG) in the year 2000.  My project was a urban intervention in the Piazza Carlo Felice.

After two years in Turin I moved to Barcelona, where I’ve been living since then.

Here in Barcelona I attended the School of Arts and Crafts Llotja, in the Muralism Department.  I have participated in several group painting exhibitions, as well as other expressions of art like performances.  The one I liked the most was the suicide of a doll, she thought that “life without love was useless”, so she throwed her body made of found-objects out of the window...

At present moment I am solely dedicated to painting, either in canvas or for illustration purposes.   I am studying the old techniques of painting, using pure materials and preparing them myself.  Combining this with a contemporary language I am looking for a new expression for painting, an art that seems to be wrestling with digital images in the art world.

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