Whitestone Gallery is pleased to present Chris Succo: Works 2012 – 2017, the first solo show of the artist in Taipei and the second with the Gallery. For this exhibition the artist has selected works executed between 2012 and 2017 which will be shown together for the first time.

The show features works from his “White Paintings” series, gestural oil paintings that reflect the act of painting and paint as material, as well as the duo-chromatic “ZigZag Paintings which are influenced by writing and the idea of difference and repetition.

The show continues with an untitled series of Silkscreen Paintings, black and white collages silk-screened onto linen and overworked with splashes of paint. These collages depict nudes cut out from magazines and reference the desires of youth culture and the excessive use of such imagery. Also on view will be the color-laden “Binge Paintings”, executed in thick oil paint, both with palette knife and brush, which reflect on the perception of early morning light.

In addition to the exhibition in the main room, a suite of seven recent paintings of night scenes are shown in the upstairs space. Painted with charcoal, flashe and oil directly onto glue primed linen, these small scale, raw compositions have an intimate and mystic feel as if they´d been found in an abandoned garage. Playing with clichés of still lives, landscapes and portraits, we can find throughout the practice of Chris Succo the fact that paintings are the mixture of figurative elements, abstraction and immediacy.

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German born artist Chris Succo (1979- ) attended the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where he was awarded Meisterschüler by Prof. Georg Herold in 2009, and the Royal College of Art, graduating from the latter in 2012. Succo is best known for his abstract paintings but works with a wide range of media, including sculpture and photography and has created an oeuvre that is coherent while being remarkably diverse. The base for Succo's paintings often resembles, 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 bear characters 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 sourced 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; the Chinese translation version is published in 2018 by Whitestone Gallery. The artist is currently living and working in Düsseldorf, Germany.
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