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Actor Joe Mantegna, Joe, and singer Gino Vannelli.
Joe and actor Joe Pantoliano
Joe and actor Robert Davi
Joe and singer Steven Page of the Bare Naked Ladies
Actress Beverly D'Angelo and Joe
Joe and Italian actress Maria-Grazia Cucinotta
Joe and commissioner Julian Fantino
Heavyweight Boxer George Chuvalo and Joe
Toronto Sun cartoonist Andy Donato and Joe
Olympic medalist Mark Tewksbury and Joe
Joe and Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair
Joe's wealth of experience in light, colour, form and dimension is seen in the natural transition he brings to the canvas. His pieces resonate with carefree passion. His figurative paintings embrace the elegant features of the human figure with a romantic flowing style. Many of his pieces express a sense of reality and dream at the same time. They evoke feelings of mystery, passion and intrigue.
Joe is a professional artist, currently residing in Toronto. He completed York University's Honours Degree in Fine Arts and Mass Communications. His paintings can be found in private and public collections throughout North America. He has enjoyed much media exposure, ranging from art shows in prestigious galleries, to numerous charity events. He has also been commissioned by corporate and private art enthusiasts for murals and paintings. He has been an integral part of the Italian Walk of Fame for many years and in 2014 was elected Chairman of the Board.
Mission Statement (by Joseph Capicotto)
To be inspired is to feel alive, for emotions from deep inside are awoken.
From an early age I have been inspired by what I see and hear, as many of us are as infants. Images in fragments are early pieces of information and open one of the first doors to communication. Therefore, art is in essence one of the first languages we all learn, and seem to universally connect with throughout our lives. Artists are messengers of what our lives and world are all about; the beauty, the ugliness, and everything in between, they all seem to find their way onto the surface of a canvas, or in a song. I am passionate about being a messenger of life as I see it, through the medium I am most comfortable with ... painting. One of the most fulfilling feelings is being able to connect with others. As an artist, one always challenges him or herself to dig deeper and create something closer to one's soul and possibly connect with others on a more personal level. As a result, the storyteller inside me is now revealing himself onto the canvas.
Color The World (by Jimi Bertucci)
(excerpt from Italian Walk of Fame program 2014)
When I surround myself with art, my perspective of life takes on a whole new dimension. My dulled senses are awakened by the colorful strokes of imagination. Joseph Capicotto introduced me to his visual humility and uncalculated charades of life the first time I walked into his unassuming studio in the city of Vaughan, a growing and vibrant community just north of Toronto. I felt a sudden urge to find an instrument of any kind to serenade the amazing pieces that spoke to me while hanging on display. Mixed media of exuberant motion filled the walls, all revealing a brief chronicle that once challenged the bristles of a virgin brush. The poetry that is conveyed through the textured images on canvas is part of a process that progresses through the experience of sounds, mood and emotional tolerance. Mr. Capicotto recognizes these crucial elements that challenge his mechanism to reach the final frontier of his creation when he describes his work in this way, 'The poetic substance of art is the end result of self fulfillment.' The Italian Walk of Fame is proud and honored to have Joseph as part of their continued efforts to promote and bring talent to the forefront of society.