Born in Palermo in 1966, Nicola Pucci boasts a masterly technique, which has won the attention of prominent art dealers including America’s Larry Gagosian and connoisseurs such as Carlo Bilotti, the late Florida-based international cosmetics buyer and art collector.
In 2008, Pucci was invited to hold a solo exhibition at Rome’s Carlo Bilotti Museum, becoming the first living Italian artist to be given a one-man show at this prestigious venue. He has also held high-profile exhibitions at Spoleto’s contemporary art museum Palazzo Collicola and the Palazzina Azzurra museum in San Benedetto del Tronto.
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.