Caputos style went
through evolutions both technique and stylistic that were often in unison.
He started painting when he was very young, using exclusively oils.
At the end of 99 he started a new period of research and experimentation.
transparencies, darker and intense in some parts and lighter in other encouraged
him in studying the light and in representing his subjects in a totally realistic
In this works he has a prearranged attitude: space, shapes and shadows are
From now on his worksbecame strongly
expressive: in his portraits he can
capture the personality of the subject meaning it through a characteristic
expression or the intensity of a look.
With pastels the shapes become more dynamic and
shaded: we can perceive such innovation in Cavalli al galoppo,
in which he emphasised the movement
of the horses, as in Sposa, captured while she was fixing her
The Isola lacustre work (april
2000), made with a mixed technique of acrilic
and pastel, represent one of the most important moments in Caputos vocation
because it makes the point of his gestural painting, made of material and
sign, which will become his distinctive sign. In this work the grass is made
by thick vertical signs, while the rest is pastel.
Caputo likes also experimenting mixed technique like acrilic spread sometimes
with spatula others with paint brush, and treated with sand
Today his painting is instinctive and wants to realise the spontaneity of
the inspiration through the vigorous use of the spatula.