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Flower Girls is an exploration of a simple and timeless concept: beauty. Matt Capucilli's striking and unmistakable portraits define the
attractiveness of women. Subjects are presented in a clear and unapologetic format. The 15-piece series is currently collected by several
patrons and displayed throughout New York City, London, and Syracuse.
Matt Capucilli has always endeavored to overcome the discontinuity between technology and manual
craftsmanship. By combining analog and digital techniques, his art becomes both flavorful and
The technique begins by snapping digital photographs of beautiful subjects. Matt then digitally modifies
these images by finding the correct balance, smooths and improves any flaws, and optimally frames the
To contrast the sterility of this technique, he often includes an item from nature, color, or graphic text.
After the image is prepared, it is printed on standard-size paper and translated onto a large canvas
using a bulb-operated analog projector.
Matt then sketches the image onto canvas and applies acrylic paint, thus leaving the canvas' original
white peeking through.
The result is both physically and emotionally striking.
Matt Capucilli's sophomore effort attemps to tackle an interesting human phenomenon. When offered insufficient insight into another person,
the mind is curious enough to generate that human's personality. Since our perceptions are based on our individual experiences, we mold the
subject to fit our desires.