Chris Succo, ‘WE DON'T SLEEP AND WE FORGET’, 2015, The Journal Gallery
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share

Chris Succo

WE DON'T SLEEP AND WE FORGET, 2015

Oil and lacquer on linen
90 1/2 × 68 in
229.9 × 172.7 cm
Sold
Location
Brooklyn
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Chris Succo
German, b. 1979
Follow

Chris Succo’s crisp, cool abstraction is so wide-ranging that, as author Christopher Schreck has noted, a single exhibition could look like a group show. Yet whether the German artist is working in lacquered aluminum and oil on canvas or creating sculpture with steel piping, mesh, or boxing equipment, his work shares certain commonalities: a quest to find individuality within the repetition of forms and techniques, elements of appropriation (including the titles of his series), and a minimalist palette largely comprised of matte black and white. Some of the brighter works in his oeuvre, the “Flag Pieces” consist of three diagonal bands of color and texture created by applying lacquer to black-and-white photographs. In these, Succo divides the canvas in a style reminiscent of Hard-Edged painting, as well as Succo’s own “Nu Era” series of black-and-white lacquered aluminum works.

Chris Succo, ‘WE DON'T SLEEP AND WE FORGET’, 2015, The Journal Gallery
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
Chris Succo
German, b. 1979
Follow

Chris Succo’s crisp, cool abstraction is so wide-ranging that, as author Christopher Schreck has noted, a single exhibition could look like a group show. Yet whether the German artist is working in lacquered aluminum and oil on canvas or creating sculpture with steel piping, mesh, or boxing equipment, his work shares certain commonalities: a quest to find individuality within the repetition of forms and techniques, elements of appropriation (including the titles of his series), and a minimalist palette largely comprised of matte black and white. Some of the brighter works in his oeuvre, the “Flag Pieces” consist of three diagonal bands of color and texture created by applying lacquer to black-and-white photographs. In these, Succo divides the canvas in a style reminiscent of Hard-Edged painting, as well as Succo’s own “Nu Era” series of black-and-white lacquered aluminum works.

Chris Succo

WE DON'T SLEEP AND WE FORGET, 2015

Oil and lacquer on linen
90 1/2 × 68 in
229.9 × 172.7 cm
Sold
Location
Brooklyn
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works by Chris Succo
Related works
Most Similar
Allover Composition
Contemporary Gestural Abstraction