“Dazzling us with orbs, streaks, and floating driftwoods in undefined make-believe settings, Alfred Capiral’s images do justice to his art form. His stunning works often focus on the beauty and the paradox of the settings he creates. He imbues his paintings with light in ways that are unique to his artistic vision.He describes his work as being a meld of magic and the supernatural, and we dig it! He brings about thought-provoking environments with isolated personae to create impressive force in his light-dominated art pieces. Capiral’s more artful approach to painting with well-handled light takes us to unusual landscapes with flashes of floodlights that are fantastic and full of wonder. His paintings follow the principle of Notan, with a balance of light and dark, of good and evil, of life and death, revealing the battling dualities of humankind.”
“Alfred Capiral emphasizes our desire to step out of shadows and darkness to turn towards an illuminated path where our goals and dreams lie. He guides the viewers through a dynamic use of color, texture and tone, to grasp and present the pacing and imagery of a focused life. His work utilizes the gold that is touched by light to accentuate the idea that the search for our dreams is a quest to gain that which is precious.”
Alfred Capiral is a Filipino painter and sculptor. He is a Visual Arts graduate of the Philippine High School for the Arts and the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts. In 2006, he was named the Grand prize winner in the sculpture category at the 39th Shell National Students Art Competition.
His notable exhibitions abroad include the “UP Landmarks Exhibit” organized by the UP College of Fine Arts Foundation at the Philippine Art Center, New York City in 2006 and “The Bozzetos”, a group exhibition at the Vasari Hall of the Auditorium al Duomo in Florence, Italy in 2010.