Chris SuccoGermany

German born artist Chris Succo is best known for his abstract paintings but works in a wide range of media, including sculpture and photography and has created an oeuvre that is coherent while being remarkably diverse. Succo’s paintings often resemble drawing, writing or calligraphy, a characteristic that evinces the significant influences of poetry and music in his work. His compositions explore the possibilities of abstract painting and convey sentiments of both immediacy and delicacy. Succo writes a storyline from one work to another that shares a quest for individuality within the elements of expression and refinement of forms and techniques. Succo sources many of his artwork titles from the poetry book ‘The Price You Pay For Not Being Alone With Your Dying’ which he co-authored with his writer-friend Paul Wasserman in 2015; a second edition in Chinese/English was published in 2017. Chris Succo (1979-) attended the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where he was a Meisterschüler of Prof. Georg Herold in 2009, and the Royal College of Art, graduating from the latter in 2012. The artist is currently living and working in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Exhibitions (excerpts)

2018 “Works 2012 – 2017” (Whitestone Gallery Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan) “Shred N’ ZigZags” (Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)
2017 “Skin N’Bones” (Almeine Rech Gallery, Savile Row, London, Great Britain) “Painting Or Not” (Hoff Collection - Kaviar Factory, Norway) “Drawing Island” (The Journal Gallery, New York, US)
2016 “The Rules Of Attraction” (Kunstverein Heppenheim, Germany) “Painting” (The Journal Gallery, Los Angeles, US) “Steelwork” (The Journal Gallery, LA)
2015 “Drive” (The Journal Gallery, NY) “Language Of Elbow” (Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium) “New Release Video” (60 Mulberry Street, NY) “Ayan Farah, Max Lamb, Chris Succo” (Almine Rech Gallery, London)
2014 “Fingers” (Robert Blumenthal Gallery, NY) “The Go Between: Works From The Ernesto Esposito Collection” (Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy) “LIFE” (The Journal Gallery at Venus Over Manhattan, NY) “Proxima” (Museo Británico Americano, Mexico City, Mexico)
2013 “Total Recall” (Rod Barton Gallery, London) “The Soft Machine (SAKS Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland) “Artists to Watch 2014” (The M Building, Miami, US) “Beyond the Object” (Brand New Gallery, Milan, IT)
2012 “Nu Era” (Galerie Fiebach, Minninger / Cologne, DE) “Torn Ado” (Tidens Krav, Oslo, NO)
2011 “Schrift und Bild” (Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, DE)
2010 “Panorama” (Kunstverein Schichtwechsel, Liechtenstein) “Addition and Substraction” (304 Days, Vancouver, Canada)


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    When The Night Comes Falling


    Oil and lacquer on linen

    230.0 × 172.5 cm

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    L.A. 7AM


    Oil on linen

    233.0 × 175.5 cm



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