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b. 1979, Germany

Chris Succo Biography

Chris Succo, a German artist, paints with a roughness gleaned from a youth spent on the road, and a softness, like the coo of Neil Young lyrics or the lines of poetry that title his paintings (YOU LOOK LIKE NIRVANA JUST BROKE UP, one quips). Succo is indulgent, even belligerent, in his application of paint, and this attitude—in which process, and a passion for the basic tactility of painting—trumps all other concerns. Channeling the personal evolution that Christopher Wool brought to painting, Succo’s newest canvases are an extension of his previous series, riffing off his signature 'White Paintings,' in which spray-painted pigment shines through gestural layers of thick, white oil paint. This time, delicate markings recalling handwriting, heartbeats, or meandering scribbles à la Twombly appear on flat, further reduced canvases. There’s less gesture, and no brushstrokes, but every bit of the attitude of an artist who has a telltale longing for long hours in his studio—with no signs of slowing down.

Chris Succo Featured Artworks

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Closest Thing To You I'm Gonna Find by Chris Succo contemporary artwork painting
Chris SuccoClosest Thing To You I'm Gonna Find, 2018Panel, linen, oil, laquer
120 x 90 cm
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Weld (Panel 1 - Left) by Chris Succo contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Chris SuccoWeld (Panel 1 - Left), 2015Oil on linen
230 x 172.5 cm
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Untitled (1308605) by Chris Succo contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Chris SuccoUntitled (1308605), 2016Oil on linen, framed
43 x 33 cm
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Untitled (1185822) by Chris Succo contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Chris SuccoUntitled (1185822), 2017Oil, cotton, lacquer and glue on canvas
41.5 x 31 cm
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SHR 1068806 by Chris Succo contemporary artwork painting, drawing
Chris SuccoSHR 1068806, 2018UV ink, acrylic and oil on linen, framed
200 x 150 cm
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Untitled Once is A Hundred Percent More Than Nothing by Chris Succo contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Chris SuccoUntitled Once is A Hundred Percent More Than Nothing, 2017Oil and lacquer on linen
81 x 61 cm
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Untitled by Chris Succo contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Chris SuccoUntitled, 2017Oil on linen
202 x 152 cm
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Untitled by Chris Succo contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Chris SuccoUntitled, 2019Oil and lacquer on canvas, framed
163 x 133 cm
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Chris Succo Recent Exhibitions

Chris Succo Represented By

Almine Rech contemporary art gallery in Brussels, Belgium Almine Rech Aspen, Brussels, London, New York, Paris, Shanghai
Whitestone Gallery contemporary art gallery in Taipei, Taiwan Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong, Taipei
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