Dan Capo is an Illinois based artist who studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and has been painting for 40 years. He is currently exploring the concept of creating several panels of the same subject. He completes each panel to a different state of finish. Calling the panels “constructions” to describe the building of a painting from a beginning to end, but without covering up the work that was previously done.

Dan tries to show the building/evolution of a painting in his “construction” paintings. Dan incorporates everyday items like old hardware nuts and bolts in his paintings. He finds it interesting to explore the unusual textures and reflective surfaces, taking familiar objects and allowing them and the haphazard patterns they create to become the central subject.