You Would Smoke If There Were Any Cigarettes
DIMENSIONS 20" x 15" MEDIUM archival pigment print
Limited edition of 35, 2014
Accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist
Chris Succo focuses on surface treatment to create works that hover between abstraction and representation. Usually recognized for his layered white paintings made from spray paint and lacquer, Succo has digitally altered his paintings for this print on canvas. You Would Smoke If There Were Any Cigarettes and The Rest of Your Stuff You Leave On were created by extracting color from source photography and remixing high resolution images of his paintings with gestural marks from the touch of an iPad. Each piece is titled after phrases from Boat People, a novella by Bill Powers, and the bright edges of each canvas contain a repeated, angular line - the artist's digitized signature.