Works by Boris Saccone
Coal, oil, oilstick and pastels on canvas / 150 x 240 cm / 59.1 x 94.5 in / €4,500
Oil, acrylic, coal, pastels and oilstick on canvas / 120 x 150 cm / 47.2 x 59.1 in / €3,250
Es blüht in der Nacht
Oil, charcoal on canvas / 140 x 100 cm / 55.1 x 39.4 in / €2,300
Weißt du noch im Wald
Oil, pastel chalk, charcoal on canvas / 80 x 100 cm / 31.5 x 39.4 in / €1,900
Und vielleicht sind wir bald wie die Berge
Oil on canvas / 140 x 200 cm / 55.1 x 78.7 in / €3,750
Plötzlich bleib ich stehn
Oil, pastel chalk on canvas / 70 x 50 cm / 27.6 x 19.7 in / €1,500
Oil, acrylic, oil pastels, rescue blanket on canvas / 150 x 130 cm / 59.1 x 51.2 in / €3,050
Oil, acrylic, charcoal on canvas / 85 x 74.5 cm / 33.5 x 29.3 in / €1,300
Oil, charcoal on canvas / 50 x 120 cm / 19.7 x 47.2 in / €1,700
Der Dachstuhl von St.Martin
Oil, acrylic, oil pastels on canvas / 140 x 120 cm / 55.1 x 47.2 in / €2,850
Oil, acrylic, pastels on canvas / 120 x 90 cm / 47.2 x 35.4 in / €2,100
Boris Saccone is an artist who blends painting and music to create entirely new worlds.
The artist employs swathes of colour and abstract shapes to support vivid depictions of myth and nature, using aesthetics as a tool to achieve his emotional landscape. Boris Saccone's paintings accumulate unconscious energies in a mysterious way, ebbing and flowing behind the surface of the work. The artist has achieved this by varying the depth of perspective of these works and by employing universal symbols that lend his paintings a dreamlike quality. And like a dream, the compositions are essential, with emphasis on important elements and their placement rather than a naturalistic representation. It is clear that it is emotion that interests the artist, though perhaps not more than memory, or mystery. These features of human life de-emphasise abstractions in the artworks, and lend power to the images we interpret. The magic of storytelling is present in the way Saccone creates his spaces; in the mountains, the fire, the animals, the nighttime, and the forest so prominent in his works.
Boris Saccone in his studio.
We explore the vivid dreamscapes and obscure myths that the artist uses to bridge painting, printmaking and a unique punk approach to medium.
Drawing on the century old avantgarde group Die Brücke, pools of considered colours form a bold backbone to Boris Saccone's paintings in oil, acrylic and oil stick on canvas. Broad swathes of land and sky are covered in an instant, using a texture technique reminiscent of an ancient print, or a woodcut from the forests of Europe. Indeed, there is a distinct feeling of the Brothers Grimm to these pieces, his works are thoughtful, vivid, and never naturalistic, with the occasional touch of darkness. Saccone is reaching towards a multi disciplinary oeuvre, often hanging his own painting on the wall for band practice, as for Saccone, music is paramount to the making of art. The artist states that "Music has always been of the utmost importance to me. I want my paintings to look and have a similar energy to the music I like to listen to." A tendency to blend media is also seen in Aktaion (2020), where classical mythology is mixed with the graphic elements of a comic book, while in the forest scene of Lauf Hase (2020) the trees seem almost as if to speak, their leaves reminiscent of a frantic hand writing within a thought bubble container.
Text by Jonathan Ferguson
I want my paintings to look and have a similar energy to the music I like to listen to.
Biography Boris Saccone
born 1991 in Schongau, Germany
2021 Master Scholar («Meisterschüler») of Prof. Gregor Hildebrandt
since 2016 Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Germany / Painting and Graphics, Class Prof. Gregor Hildebrandt
Blick zurück nach vorn, Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany
Der River, Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
Schanzentisch, Gruppenausstellung, Showroom Bergschmiede, Munich, Germany
Kunsthoch 48, selection exhibition of the artist sponsorship of the Cusanuswerk, Berlin University of the Arts, Germany (exhibition cancelled due to Covid-19)
XXXVIII, Showroom Bergschmiede, Munich, Germany
Wir schwimmen alle im gleichen Wasser, Pasinger Fabrik, Munich, Germany
Prices & Scholarships
2021 Leonard and Ida Wolf Memorial Prize (Leonhard und Ida Wolf-Gedächtnispreis)
since June 2020 Stipendiary of the artist sponsorship of the Cusanuswerk
Installation view at the exhibition "Der River" at Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei.