Born in Palermo in 1966, Nicola Pucci has drawn the attention of important international art dealers, such as Larry Gagosian and collectors such as Carlo Bilotti - both of whom collect his works.  In 2008, the city of Rome and the Museo Carlo Bilotti presented Pucci's work in a solo show - the first presentation of an Italian contemporary artist.

 

Pucci boasts a masterly technique with which he builds his images layer-by-layer with dozens of brush strokes and shadows. Paying remarkable attention to detail, he reworks his canvases multiple times over years until faithfully rendering his unique vision of reality. 

 

For Pucci, the process of careful observation results in a new interpretation of reality in which the impossible and possible are merged. He combines elements from different sources within a single painting. His canvases depict homogeneous groups of figures, often suspended in space but united in a silent dialogue, a particular gesture that speaks for itself. 

 

Dreamlike, theatrical and haunting, Pucci's works are ascribed with an invisible, cathartic energy. While drawing inspiration from various sources including Surrealism and the art of Francis Bacon, Nicola Pucci stands apart from defined contemporary trends or movements.  

 

Solo Exhibitions
2015 - Sospensioni, Bobez Art, curated by Floriana Spano, Palermo
2014 - Suspension, Andipa Gallery, Roma
2013 - Verifiche, Museo Comunale Palazzina Azzurra, curated by Giancarlo Bassotti, San Benedetto del Tronto
2013 - Full Circle, MvB Arts Gallery, Roma
2012 - Incontri Casuali, Galleria Il Ponte Contemporanea, curated by Jonathan Turner, Roma
2009 - Ritratti, Galleria Il Ponte Contemporanea, Roma
2008 - Circle time, Museo Carlo Bilotti - Aranciera di Villa Borghese, curated by Giusi Diana, Roma
2007 - Andipa Gallery, London
2005 - Nicola Pucci, Galleria Il Ponte Contemporanea, curated by Jonathan Turner, Rome
2004 - Aldrovandi VS Pucci. Principi astratti di figurazione, Galleria Teknè Arte Contemporanea, Potenza
2002 - Behaviors, Kristin Gary Fine Art Gallery, New York
2001 - 555 Gallery, London
2000 - Merry-go-round, Andipa Gallery, London
1998 - Nicola Pucci, Museo d’arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rep. di San Marino
1997 - Sguardo Recto - Verso, Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa - Galleria Bianca, Joselita Ciaravino, Palermo
1996 - Circoli Viziosi, Galleria Passepartout, Palermo
1994 - Nicola Pucci , Palazzo Comitini, Provincia Regionale, Palermo, Palermo
1993 - Nicola Pucci , Galleria Passepartout, Palermo

 

Group Shows
2015 - Close Up, Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive, curated by Gianluca Marziani, Spoleto
2014 - The Power of Diversity, Museo d'Arte contemporaea, curated by Chiara Donà dalle Rose, Palazzo Riso, Palermo
2014 - Selezionati Premio Terna, Palazzina Azzurra Museo d'arte Contemporanea, curated by Giancarlo Bassotti, San Benedetto del Tronto
2014 - Artisti di Sicilia, Stabilimento Florio delle Tonare di Favignana, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, Favignana
2013 - Ad Immaginem Suam, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Sicilia, curated by Alberto Agazzani, Catania
2013 - Summer Show – Il Ponte Contemporanea, curated by Giuliano Matricaldi, Roma
2013 - In segno contemporaneo – Galleria 2g, curata da Walter Gasperoni, Jesi
2012 - L'uomo della Folla, Galleria Mediterranea, curated by Salvo Ferlito, Palermo
2012 - Il divino nell'Arte contemporanea, Museo dei Brettili, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, Cosenza
2011 - 1000+1000+1000, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, curated by Philippe Daverio, Bologna
2011 - Albergo delle Povere, Padiglione Italia 54° Biennale di Venezia , Palermo
2010 - Festival dei 2 Mondi “Sezione Arte” Palazzo Pianciani, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, Spoleto
2010 - Agatarte Icona Magnifica, Palazzo della Cultura, Ex Convento S. Placido, Francesco Gallo, Catania
2008 - Art for Kitchen, MvB Arts, curated by Michele Von Buren, Los Angeles
2007 - Gstaad Palace, Gstaad
2007 - www.padiglioneitalia, Berengo Studio, Murano curated by Elena Agudio e Cristina Alaimo, Venice
2007 - Faccia lei, Spazio Thetis, Arsenale Novissimo, curated by Elena Agudio, Venice
2007 - Dunkeleit, The Crypt, St. Pancras Church, curated by Annabelle Moreau, London
2006 - L’immagine irrisolta. Indagine sulla corporeità, Galleria Biotos- Spazio B2,Salvo Ferlito, Palermo
2004 - Mondo degli umili. Trento Longaretti e altri pittori, Palazzo Sclafani, Giovanni Bonanno, Palermo
2003 - Inchiostro indelebile, Impronte a regola d’arte, Macro-ex Mattatoio, curated by Domenico Giglio, Rome
2001 - Fuori Stagione, Villa Ghirlanda, Milan
1999 - Pensieri d’Arte, Galleria Scoglio di Quarto, Milan
1998 - Libreria Bocca Milano - 1997 Osterio magno “Eros” Cefalù, Palermo
1997 - Centro culturale Francese, Palermo