Matthew Capaldo creates paintings using a variety of image sources such as personal photographs, film stills, and imagined landscapes. His figurative paintings continue to explore the relationship of the self to others and the shifting nature of the individual both within and apart from society. The mysterious narrative pull of Capaldo’s work is contrasted by the deliberate, careful rendering of each image. His work balances a tension between flux and stillness, saturation and transparency. The nostalgic tone of the work appears in both form and process. “I’m referencing the past and external, seemingly unrelated images to reveal an internal landscape guided by personal symbology,” explains the artist. Matthew Capaldo is a self-taught artist and year-round Provincetown resident. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Boston University.