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.