Graziano Capitta, detail

Graziano Capitta/ Graziano Capitta

Germany 1983

Graziano Capitta
Graziano Capitta

Graziano Capitta is a German artist and musician, born in Offenbach am Main, Germany, in 1983. Through drawings, scans, and digital prints, the artist fuses painting and technology, culture and subculture, science fiction and music. Graziano Capitta describes his work as “a hybrid of the digital world”. Accordingly, his first solo exhibition was titled Hybrid. Capitta exhibited all new works in the show at Ruttkowski; 68 gallery in Cologne, Germany in February 2016. Capita is an artist who challenges the medium. He also likes to challenge the viewers’ perceptions and to make them look twice. The intricate lines of his works are juxtaposed with simple forms.

Hybrid Exhibition

Graziano Capitta - Round Basketball (left), Schwalbe (right)
Graziano Capitta – Round Basketball (left), Schwalbe (right)

When he is not producing visual art, Graziano is making music as DJ Drive-By, whose music style Capitta describes as contemporary Rap‘n‘Bass. Together with Inkasso, Capitta founded Suplex, also known as Suplexoflex, a record label working with the different artist, graphic designers, music producers, and DJs.

Hybrid Exhibition

Graziano Capitta at Ruttkowski;68
Graziano Capitta at Ruttkowski;68

The artist graduated from Frankfurt’s art academy, the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste in 2015, with a video artwork entitled Beta, which focuses on the modern society, suffocated with images and information. The work was exhibited in Parked Like Serious Oysters, the graduates’ exhibition hosted by Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt.


Graziano Capitta, Video still, Beta, 2015
Graziano Capitta, Video still, Beta, 2015

Graziano Capitta lives and works in Offenbach am Main, Germany.

All images courtesy of the artist

YearExhibition TitleGallery/VenueSolo/Group
2016HybridRuttkowski;68 Gallery, Cologne, GermanySolo
2015Parked Like Serious OystersMuseum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, GermanynGroup
2015Give Love BackMuseum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, GermanynGroup
2014Hit and RunCooper Union, New York, USAGroup
2014Vital FunctionsTeam Titanic, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2013Golden Waffle HousePortikus, Frankfurt, GermanyGroup
2012WeekendsCleopatras Greenpoint, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2012HfBKHamburg Gallery, Hamburg, GermanyGroup
2011Dont You Get It.Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, GermanynGroup
2011Mc Kinsey & CompanyJapan Tower, Frankfurt am Main, GermanyGroup
2011soukThe Office, Frankfurt am Main, GermanyGroup
2011Lost dogGallery Weekend, Warsaw, PolandGroup
2010Exhibition IVAppartment Berlin, Berlin, GermanyGroup