Fifteen years ago, Rene Capone began his career as an artist creating dreamlike, sensual, often homoerotic images of young men in search of love, identity, and their place in the world. His paintings and drawings are highly prized by art aficionados, and they now hang on the walls of private and corporate collectors around the world.
His works have been compiled in the books Any Given Moment and A Boy Named, both of which are available on Amazon.
He took a four-year absence from creating fine art to dig deep within his psyche and painful childhood to create a series of paintings that inspired his graphic novel The Legend of Hedgehog Boy. The novel struck a deep chord within many readers, and it transformed the artist as well.
Capone emerged from the experience with a renewed artistic vision and sense of purpose. The Advocate met with Rene Capone in his Oakland, Calif., studio to explore his artistic past, present, and future.Fifteen years ago, Rene Capone...