Street Scenes
Carol Caputo
Above Water
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Carol Caputo is a New York "street" artist who attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and has been a graphic designer and art director for many years. She roams New York with camera and rubbing pad, crayon and sketchbook recording her impressions. Back in her studio, these images (or parts of them) are then collaged and overlayed in Photoshop. Her method and style are unique.

She writes, "The street provides me with everything I need to create my drawings and paintings. Assorted images emerge and become a database that is stored in my subconscious. I roam the cityscape picking up speed and energy from the crowds of people rushing around me. Visual stimulation is unique to every neighborhood, I use this to create variety in my work. With my camera and sketchbooks I turn my impassive surroundings into fluid abstractions. I have an intimate relationship with my environment. I see it, I touch it, and I use it. Building facades, discarded furniture, plastic containers evolve into a flowing arena of delicate pen lines and rich moving colors. These raw impressions, anonymous textures and organic shapes add lush tones, patterns and rhythms that resonate from the urban landscape. This process of reinventing and rediscovery is the core of my work."

Carol Caputo's website