About the Book
Well-known for his mystical depictions of young boys looking for their place in the world, Capone explores themes of truth, beauty, love, romance and sexuality through diverse depictions of the male body. This book contains page after page of intimate characters, ranging from naked young men in an Edenic relationship with nature, to boys in love trapped in stark and threatening landscapes, to colorful reimaginings of Greek myths, Tarot cards, and savage archetypes.
This art book features the words of poet David Russo alongside the images, adding another layer of wisdom and intensity to Capone’s whimsy. Deeply respectful of language, Capone invites the sacred words of poetry to play alongside this stunning assortment of sensory experiences. Through poetry and art, may A Boy Named Patience invite you to experience your own path through the forest, where creativity is the most nourishing substance in life.
“Rene Capone’s artwork is visually stunning and emotionally loud. The images in the paintings can be both erotic and sensual, introspective and proud. For a gay boy viewer, who can see shades of himself depicted in the paintings, Rene’s work is both liberating and incredibly sexy.” —Mike Glatze, xy magazine (2001)
“In René Capone’s work he creates a world where boys become avatars, taking on the characteristics of animals and transforming their identities both physically and spiritually. Capone appropriates and references traditional fairy tale themes. Capone personal theme is that of hope in his audience will find the courage to stand up for themselves, accept who they are and dare to be better."
Rene Carol Capone (b. September 22, 1978) is an American painter known for his depiction of the male figure with whimsical, erotic & often mysterious imagery. Born in Niskayuna. A small town in upstate New York. He is the oldest of four children. Capone is his adopted last name. He is of no relation to the famed mobster Al Capone. He attended Parsons School of Design in NYC on scholarship. Twenty years ago René Capone began his career as an artist creating dreamlike, sensual, and erotic images of young men in search of love, identity, and their place in the world. His paintings & drawings are now highly prized His paintings & drawings re now highly prized by art aficionados, hanging on the walls of private and corporate collectors around the world. Described in BLUE Magazine as combining the colors of Picasso with the themes of Virginia Wolf and the Boys of Abercrombie, mixing it in a blender with a heavy handed scoop of Lord of the Flies hysteria and you get the art of René Capone.