DUVE Berlin is pleased to present the second solo exhibition of Düsseldorf and London based artist CHRIS SUCCO *The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over The Hills*. The exhibition features new sculptures, collages and two new groups of works on canvas.
For the first time is a re-enactment. Face pushed to the glass and shown what you're missing. By the one who took it. The Roman Empire was a Ponzi scheme. He wrote, "Her eyes are as innocent as a map." Innocence requires that there be no intent. When you identify opposites, you become aware of consequences. An old tiger and a peach. Sickness and youth. Repetition and wonder. These will be part of the voice on the wall. And I've forgotten the word for what sculpture rests on, but keeping with example, as accurate as the messenger's death, it will be soft like pistol.
- Paul Wasserman, Writer, New York for Chris Succo -
Double egg, chips and beans.
We may be the most restless people ever. We move around a lot. We see things remotely, we see things at speed , we find it hard to dwell on things. Our eyes are invited to rest on very few things, but that reciprocity of looking ,and being mirrored, remains a speciality of humans. From childhood curiosity all the way to the accomplishments of those who have enjoyed a life time of seeing.
Mountainous cathedrals and tumescent megaliths ask us 'who put that there?'. We can detect the sense of purpose ,and we delight in the sense of authorship ,anonymised by time. These people were journeymen , moving from site to site.
Its exactly the same way that highways ,bridges and power stations get made.
Its what artists did.
Its what they all do now.
Its what Chris Succo is doing.
- Richard Wentworth, London, May 2011 -
Chris Succo was born in 1979 in Düsseldorf. He was a master student (Meisterschüler) of Georg Herold at the Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf and studied in 2009 at Goldsmiths College in London. Since 2010, he is doing his MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in London. The artist's work has been exhibited internationally. His recent exhibitions include: * Fin*, Kunstverein Düsseldorf; * Addition and subtraction * at 304 Days, Canada, *Panorama*, Kunstverein Liechtenstein and * Along The Rhine * in KIT (Kunst im Tunnel), Düsseldorf. Succo received the 2009 scholarship dHCS the Kunstverein Dusseldorf and in 2010 the prestigious EHF scholarship of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.