“Working predominantly in sculpture and drawing, my practice is informed by aspects of Pneuma and Sunyata.
Investigating the body as the interface between quantum, relative, technological, spiritual, material, psychic and conscious states, my work explores perceptions and physical experiences of time, space and reality.”
Kaptein was the recipient of the prestigious Mandorla Art Award (2014), Mid West Art Prize (2015) and Stockland Sculpture Prize (Minnawarra Art Award, 2018). He was a finalist in the Jacaranda Art Award for Drawing (2016) and exhibited in The Grammar of Glitch at the Latrobe Art Institute, Bendigo (2018).
In 2017 he commenced a major commission for St Joseph’s College (Hunters Hill) while also being named the recipient of the 4th Syndicate commission.
His work can be found in the collections of the University of WA, Edith Cowan University, Royal Perth Hospital, Grafton Regional Gallery, New Norcia Museum Art Collection as well as significant private national and international collections.
Featured WorkMute Figure #9 (Magnets inside Magnets)
- Year: 2018
- Materials: Laminated hand carved wood, graphite
- Size: 57 x 31 x 13 cm
- Price: $10,000