Painter explores the illusive mystery of the process
of making art. From his studio on the Italian coast, the contemporary
American painter Caio Fonseca conjures whimsically arresting works of abstract
art. The film intimately captures the isolation, resolve, and playful
curiosity required to create. Attempting to articulate his methods, Fonseca’s
thoughts evolve into a meditation on painting, language, and meaning in art.
Tracing the origins of his work, the painter reveals that his singular forms
are not only summoned from the imagination, but also emerge from a rigorous
studio practice and a personal lineage of painting. Through his humor and self-examination,
Fonseca reminds us that the work of an artist is not simply a reflection of
life, but the essence of life.
For more information on the film please visit
HIGH MUSEUM OF ART SCREENING, ATLANTA, GA, WEDNESDAY JUNE 13TH
PREMIERED AT THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK, NY APRIL 18, 2012