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Borden Capalino: Works 2013–2015
Borden Capalino: Works 2013–2015

Borden Capalino: Works 2013–2015

Kat. CFA Berlin


64 Pages, 9.25 x 12.8

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $34.95 (US $34.95) (CA $47.95)

Publication Date: April 2015

ISBN 9783864421266

Rights: US & CA

Snoeck Publishing Company (Apr 2015)

Price: $34.95


You definitely find some bizarre stuff!Borden Capalino's work, which could previously been described as being akin to forensic surrealism, begins as a collection process. Images from are compiled, collated and archived. Based on formal criteria, certain images are then selected, manipulated, dissected, and finally reassembled via a clothing iron. Afterwards they are subjected to, and adorned by a material intervention process. Shunning the art store, Capalino instead looks to the supermarket, hardware store, pharmacy, and pet store for his materials. The result is a strange marriage of photography and sculpture: photographic images are both erased and embellished with objects such as tar, coffee, iodine, dehydrated foods, freeze dried shrimp and worms, which are applied in a patterned and redactive manner. Ultimately, the work of Capalino is part decorative archeology, and partly an urge to make dead surface dance.

Author Biography

Borden Capalino, born 1980 in New York, lives in Brooklyn. After his MFA at Hunter College in New York, he participated since 2008 at various group shows, starting with Gavin Brown's Enterprise and the show Pretty Ugly and at Live Wonderfully Salon with a show under the same name. Nicole Hackert and Bruno Brunet of CFA Contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin exhibited him in various group shows and presented a first solo exhibition in 2014. His work is described as a decorative archaeology and partly an urge to make dead surface dance.Nicole Hackert and Bruno Brunnet (the founder of the gallery in 1992) are a permanent part of the international gallery world with CFA situated now at Grolmanstraße in Berlin/Charlottenburg. Their work is inherent part with the beginning of artistic careers of Ceily Brown, Peter Doig, Sarah Lucas, Jonathan Meese, Raymond Pettibon, TAL R, Daniel Richter, Christian Rosa, Dana Schutz, Norbert Schwontkowski, Katja Strunz, Juergen Teller, or Marianne Vitale, just to name a few.