Chris succo

Chris Succo

Painterly histories honoured, then blurred, in explorations of material and composition.

"You have to forget everything. The thought of being successful does not exist in the studio."

At heart, Chris Succo is driven by material experimentation. As he puts it: “It's rather how to paint than what to paint.” Shifting between a multitude of styles, he creates predominantly abstract compositions which incorporate collage, screenprint and photography, and are rendered using a wealth of materials including spray paint, oil, lacquer, fabric, cardboard and aluminium. The artist’s callig...

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Chris Succo was born in 1979 and lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany.

At Auction

His original painting Everything In Its Right Place (2014) was purchased for $65,935 USD at Phillips London in 2015.


Succo has received numerous fellowships including the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Fellowship, Berlin in 2010; the Carte Blanche Fellowship, Liechtenstein in 2010 and the DHCS Fellowship, Düsseldorf in 2009.

Collaborations with Chris Succo