The genius of Ross Capili’s art is in his colors. He paints them in varied shades and strokes with different media on many surfaces. Then, he layers them — glass on wood, wood on wood, mounted on glass — and uses many other wizardries rarely imagined or done before.
Ross’s brilliance comes from his command of the science. Life colors are addictive. So, Ross splashes his work with them; and as we are hopelessly hooked, he takes us to the language of forms and formlessness. He makes flower ribbons and puts them inside a glass receptacle . We look inside to find butterflies seemingly in a dance. And then, he further reveals the receptacle is shaped like a heart, which when paired with another, the two resemble a butterfly — the pledge, turn, and prestige of a different form of magic. And sometimes, we say what a silly thing to do, but we can’t help but love it. Ross knows he’s got it, the genius of color, his play is our enchantment.