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Enzo Cucchi

Born in 1949, Ancona, Italy

Lives and works in Rome, Italy, Ancona, Italy


Enzo Cucchi is an Italian painter and sculptor who was a central figure in the Transavanguardia movement of the 1980s. Working against the art world’s adoration of Conceptualism in this era, Cucchi and his contemporaries such as Francesco Clemente, Sandro Chia and Mimmo Paladino sought to reintroduce figuration into painting and sculpture, generating a particular strain of Italian Neo-Expressionism. Cucchi’s large scale oil paintings conjure surreal, otherworldly tableaux, rendered in vivid hues...Read more