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Capelin

 

(Mallotus villosus), a marine fish of the family Osmeridae. Body length, up to 22 cm; weight, up to 17 g. It inhabits the northern Atlantic Ocean and the Barents, White, and Kara seas. Its subspecies, the Pacific capelin Mallotus v. socialis, is found off Canada and in the Japan, Okhotsk, Bering, Chukchi, and Laptev seas. Capelins are pelagic fish, which move in shoals and feed on planktonic crustaceans. They reach sexual maturity in the second or third year. The female deposits from 6,000 to 40,000 eggs, which are benthic. Spawning occurs on sandy shores or on sandbars. Capelins are commercially valuable.

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The controversial nail clippings have been collected for 15 years and it was 10 years ago that Capelan decided to use them as part of his work, yet they appear to have, unintentionally, become the focal point.
Capelan allows a small number of figurative elements to be visible in his work (the head, the face, the torso, the sleeping form, and the heart), which he groups into different constellations to generate new interpretations and associations.
As the Chronicle revealed earlier this week, Uruguayan artist Carlos Capelan is to feature his own cuttings as part of his new exhibition when it opens next month at the flagship centre for contemporary art in Gateshead.
The Gosforth-based account assistant, whose collection of toenails had been mocked by his friends, was ecstatic when he saw the Chronicle's story on Uruguayan artist Carlos Capelan, whose toenails are due to go on show at the Baltic as a work of art.