Art World Miami: French Sculptor Capucine


Can Art alleviate souls?  This is my project.
My work is about reshaping reality by giving smoothness and sensuality to my sculptures. In return, people feel lighthearted and at peace. This is my reward.
I keep caressing my sculptures. My hands are my eyes. I carve in limestone and plaster, with hand tools only and also work with mixed media, always inspired by nature. This is my process.
Since 2013, I’ve been living and working in Miami. I want to reach out to the world. This is me..”


Biography : 
Capucine Safir is a self-taught, Miami-based French sculptor.

After many years working in the movie industry, she graduated in interior design in Sydney, Australia where she lived for a few years.

In 2009, Capucine’s life took a new turn when her second son was born disabled; after caring for her children full time for four years, as she moved to Miami, she decided to pursue her love of art and started working full time as a sculptor.

She enjoys every aspect of this art from the physical implication to, the sound of the tools to, the dust. But, most of all, it is the appearance of the form emerging from the block that makes direct carving so special. She soon found her own style through soft rounded shapes. Streamlined, pure, atypical are some of the adjectives which best define her sculptures.

Her work is very instinctive whether she creates animals or abstract sculptures. The worlds of sculpture, design, as well as painting or nature itself also make up her varied artistic influences.

She carves in stone and plaster with hand tools only and also works with mixed media.

Brüklyn-Bringing Brooklyn to Life

Bringing Brooklyn to Life with a New Mesmerizing Perspective


Artist Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Release “Living in Brüklyn”

Brooklyn, NY – May 16, 2015 – Joe Bloch is best known for his mesmerizing paintings and illustrations. Out of his small studio and gallery based in Dumbo, Brooklyn, he is excited to begin creating a new series called “Living in Brüklyn”, which is a collection of paintings, product, and prints that offer an alternate view of the famous Brooklyn, New York. In order to make this series possible, Bloch has launched a KickStarter campaign to raise funds by June 13th, 2015.

All art pieces are inspired by industrial Brooklyn, street art, impressionism, and graphic design elements. Joe hopes to bring forth a creative art that will leave a lasting impression on anyone that sees it. The “Living in Brüklyn” collection is made with a creative and meticulous technique to create layers built up over many days using acrylics. There are different methods used to enhance the colors and overall appearance of the artwork. The series provides a one-of-a-kind appearance under certain lighting conditions. This process takes a lot of time and is not an easy feat for an artist to achieve the desired effects. Using Joe’s many experience and talent as a painter, he will bring something new and exciting for the world to enjoy.

Those wishing to make a contribution can do so by visiting the Kickstarter campaign. Backers get to choose from many exclusive rewards as a “thank you” for the support. Perks range from signed prints, products, and original paintings.

About Joe Bloch

Joe has over 25 years experience in painting and illustration. He was trained at RIT with a BFA in illustration and painting. Joe spent 10 years doing anatomical illustrations for medical books, and now focuses his talents on illustration and fine art. His highly textured acrylic paintings are a fusion of impressionism and industrial surrealism merged with street art on a canvas. Joe draws on his technical illustration background, fine art, art direction, graphic design and gritty Brooklyn history as an inspiration. His use of a vibrant contrasty primary palette with metallics creates a sense of drama unique to the art world. His paintings are described as “heavy metal on a canvas” and “raw Brooklyn industrial”. Joe is available for fine art commissions as well as commercial assignments. To view his designs visit

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