Anna Capolupo

Italy 1983


Anna Capolupo
Anna Capolupo
May 19, 2016
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Anna Capolupo is a highly talented Italian artist known for her paintings loaded with incredible energy with a very original style and technique. Capolupo draws inspiration from the urban landscape and industrial suburb of the cities creating a world of factories, construction sites, lumber yards, garbage dumps, and railway routes. In her paintings, the objects are overlapping one another, creating a dynamic composition that draws the observer’s eye in and around the piece. Combining acrylic paints, tempera, chalk and graphite on rough paper sheets, the artist enhances the tactile quality of her paintings and drawings.

Anna Capolupo - Periferia, Torino Nowhere #5, 2014 (Left) / Torino Nowhere #9, 2014 (Right)
Anna Capolupo – Periferia, Torino Nowhere #5, 2014 (Left) / Torino Nowhere #9, 2014 (Right)

The Art of Anna Capolupo

By tracing the skeleton of the suburbs on paper, Capolupo revives the old world of the outskirts through luminous and intense lashings of color. The artist defines these urban fields as non-places in every city but belonging to none. Losing their referential meaning, these images become the transient memory trace of a living being, inhabiting the rough architecture of the city landscape. As in the Nude series, the details of a vision get dispelled into the evocation of a remembered atmosphere.

Capolupo revives the old world of the outskirts through luminous and intense lashings of color

Anna Capolupo - Berlino Nowhere 1, 2015 (Left) / Colors, Berlino Nowhere Series, 2015 (Right)
Anna Capolupo – Berlin Nowhere #1, 2015 (Left) / Colors, Berlin Nowhere Series, 2015 (Right)

The “No” Places by Capolupo

Capolupo’s work has been included in individual and collective exhibitions throughout Italy. In the Summer of 2014, she presented her most famous series of paintings, inspired by “No” places, at Burning Giraffe Art Gallery in Torino. Entitled Torino Nowhere. Inconscio Metropolitano V.1, the show explored the theme of degradation, underlying the melancholic atmosphere that permeates the whole world. Berlin Nowhere. Metropolitan Subconscious vol. 2 was the second solo show by young Italian painter in the exhibition space located in Via Eusebio Bava 8/a. The artist traced a journey through the urban outskirts of Torino and Berlin depicting those architectonic spaces which are treated without any sort of romantic transfiguration, but capturing their past functions and future possibilities.

She often explores the theme of degradation, underlying the melancholic atmosphere that
permeates the whole world

Revealing Hidden Personalities of the Cities

Born in Lamezia Terme, a small city in the province of Catanzaro in the Calabria region of Italy, in 1983, Anna Capolupo obtained her degree in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence in 2009. She won the International Art Prize Limen 2015. Recently, she had her first solo show in a public art institution, the MACA – Museum of Contemporary Art Acri. During the past several years, Capolupo developed a unique technique of painting urban landscapes with an expressiveness and drama that puts the cities’ hidden personality on display making it hard to take your eyes off these works.

The artist is represented by Burning Giraffe Art Gallery.

Anna Capolupo lives and works between Turin and Florence.

Featured image: Anna Capolupo – artist, photo credits – Firenze Urban Lifestyle
All images © the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Berlinonowhere, Inconscio Metropolitano Vol.2Burning Giraffe Art Gallery, TorinoSolo
2015Dove Sono Sempre StataMACA (Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Acri), Acri, CSSolo
2015Skill79rosso, Firenze Solo
2015A Public Conversation, Vis-Art-VisMyhome GalleryGroup
2015Artverona, Art Project FairVerona Group
2015Artes, Some Velvet Drawings, Art VeronaVeronaGroup
2015Do You Like Flowers?BUG Burning Giraffe Art Gallery, Torino Group
2015Autonomie Del DisegnoQuam, Scicli, RG Group
2015The Format Follow, The Final ShowThe Format Contemporary Culture Gallery, Milano Group
2015Ars Gratia ArtisLa Corte Arte Contemporanea, Firenze Group
2014Torinonowhere. Inconscio Metropolitano V.1Burning Giraffe Art Gallery, TorinoSolo
2014Pemio Internazionale Limen Arte Vi EdizionePalazzo Comunale E Gagliardi, Vibo Valentia Group
2014L’Arte Guarda Avanti, Finalisti Premio Terna06L’Archivio di Stato di Torino, TO Group
2014Viaggio In Germania, Cahier De Voyage Torino-BerlinoPalazzo dell’ex Tribunale di Susa, TO Group
2014Under The Ground, Passkey Art FestivalMontepulciano, SIGroup
2014Mnemonic City, Il Collettivo Magma A FirenzeFondazione Biagiotti Progetto Arte, Firenze Group
2014La Mente ArtisticaTeatro dei Dioscuri al Quirinale, Roma Group
2013Pix, Paratissima 9 Art Games, MoiBorgo Filadelfia, Torino Terza tappa delGroup
2013Biennale D'Arte Contemporanea Magna Grecia Vii EdizioneCollegio S Adriano, S.Demetrio Corone, CSGroup
2013Art Fair VeronaSpazio Independent, Verona Group
2013Pinetum 00Villa Gaeta, Montevarchi, ARGroup
2013Home Is Where The Art IsMACA (Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Acri), Acri, CSGroup
2012Rigenera Iii EdizionePineta di Montirossi, patrocinato dal comune di Nicolosi, Catania Group
2011Dettagli, Firenze, BerlinoCAT, Tarquinia, VTSolo
2011OrdineBlitz Artcafe, ViterboSolo
2011Mag PrizeGalleria SpaziArti Ungallery, Milano Group
2010In BalneumArt Studio 2530, FirenzeSolo
2010Open EtrarteSpazio Etrarte, La nicchia Dell'artista, Firenze Group
2010Made In Mugello, LandscapeVilla di Cafaggiolo, FIGroup
2010Start Point, Il Volto Delle CoseLe Pagliere, FIGroup
2010La Forma E La LuceGalleria Centro d'Arte Moderna, Lamezia TermeGroup
2010I Go Away From Here17gradicentigradi ArtGalleryGroup
2010Quadro-Quattro StanzePalazzo TorrigianiGroup
2010La Casa Dell'ArtistaBiblioteca chiostro di S DomenicoGroup