Born in Palermo in 1966, Nicola Pucci boasts a masterly technique which has won the attention of important figures in the art world including America’s Larry Gagosian and Carlo Bilotti, the late Florida-based international cosmetics buyer and art collector.
Pucci has exhibited in galleries in Italy, the USA, England and France and held high-profile solo shows in museum spaces such as Palermo’s Villa Zito (2020), Spoleto’s contemporary art museum Palazzo Collicola and Rome’s Carlo Bilotti Museum. His work is to be found in the permanent collections of the Carlo Bilotti Museum and the Sicily Museum of Contemporary Art (MacS) in Catania, as well as the private Fendi, Benetton and Gagosian collections.
Pucci works largely from photographs, often combining elements from different sources within a single painting. While drawing upon various influences including Surrealism and the art of Francis Bacon, Pucci nonetheless stands apart from defined contemporary trends or movements.