Trough a unique approach to common objects of everyday use, the imagination of Paulo Caponi manages to portray them in an original way and evocative of a time. It is like a thin, as well as accurate allegory of a time. It is like a thin, as well as accurate allegory of life that one can grasp by reading "between the lines" those images of safe scenic effect. And so we find ourselves in front of something unusual. Halfway between the road between to be and to appear, between the dream and reality, between the material and the imaginary.
For example, the suitcase open, an often recurring element, is used to indicate, perhaps, a thin, vague desire to escape, toward other eras, from this so very far.
This is what i felt in me by observing that "bust of a woman", with the nude breast and proud and sensual gaze: expression of a singular femininity and has nothing to do with trivial, nor of vulgar. Her face transmits a sense of composed dignity, almost a womanly modesty in protecting, with the eyes,her actually naked body.
Yet the art of Maestro Paolo Caponi has many other ways to fix, on paper, the fruit of his research and thus he has an impression to complete, along with him, an imaginary walk along with objects that he gives new life, perhaps meandering through the stands of a vintage open/air market, among st the ceilings of an immense, as well as intriguing attic.
In this sense, the poetry of the image, which is perceived in the careful research of multiform objects present, in all those photos, it becomes, in part, the image of poetry understood as the ability to seize the most beautiful, noble and evocative, emerge from the banality of everyday life and to transmit it, in all its purity, to those who come after us, for these city quarters, making their gift of an ideal heritage of unforgettable emotions.
Equipped with a sensitive and reserved soul, trough always open to the values of faithful friendship, Maestr Paolo C. gove us the opportunity to apreciate, in the banality of commercial consumerism, the authentic and profound value of most minute and humble objects, of which that Guido Gozzano called, affectionately, "the good things of bad taste", that rmindus a vanished word from which marrks and characterizes the existential journey of each and every one of us.
Prof. Mario Belardi