“At The Edge”, an exhibition of the work of John Moores’ prizewinner John Capstack is likely to shock many people.
Capstack a Yorkshire man and one time Manchester Polytechnic student, depicts scenes of death, sex and violence but his paintings are not without a sense of humour.
He quotes artist Jean Debuffet who said…..
“Art must make you laugh a little and make you a little afraid. Anything as long as it doesn’t bore you”.
Capstack approaches painting with a rare honesty and courage, feeling himself to be merely recording and expressing the times in which we live.