These words of the artist Eric Kaposta describe what makes him tick and what gives him passion. Eric has been called a renaissance man, although known mostly for sculpture, Eric started his career as a painter. As a singer won a national music contest sponsored by Dick Clark, went to college on a football scholarship, designed products that have been recognized nationally, won contests as a photographer, and has been published as a poet.
A gift of oil paints at the age of eleven helped the artist develop a talent that had previously been nursed by a love of drawing and art books. Art classes and the nurturing of the great masterpieces of Europe engaged in his travels with his military family inspired him. Starting as a painter his foray into jewelry led to the development of his sculptural body of work which he is now most known for. Portraiture, figurative, wildlife, and architectural work have all passed through his studio in Houston, Texas.
Some artwork of note include: “Jacque”, the French Market Butcher and the entrance of the French Market in New Orleans; “Forging the Future”, a monumental sized blacksmith in the front of the Houston Astro’s home, Minute Maid Field; two monumental bronzes in the sculptural garden at Reliant Park, Houston, Texas; the city of Richardson, Texas Civic Center Fountain bronze centerpiece and architectural work on the “Bellagio” in Las Vegas.
Collaboration with the developer Randall Davis, who led the rebirth of downtown Houston, has put Eric’s stamp on many of the wonderful new buildings in the city. Eric’s work is evolving, built on the solid foundation in his love of master of the past; his artistic future can only hold great things.