Biography

Biography

Chryssis Vici was born in Greece, and lives in Rome.

He has worked and studied primarily in Rome, with the exception of time spent in Venice attending an “Etching experimental techniques course” led by Maestro Riccardo Licata at the International Institute for graphics. This gave him good knowledge in working with unusual materials. The experience gained during this stay in Venice turned out to be useful for the study of in-depth experimental techniques and would be crucial for his later informal work.

In Rome he studied oil painting at the Istituto di Arti Ornamentali S. Giacomo and the free School of the Nude at the Accademia di Belle Arti (Academy of Fine Arts), with renowned artist Giulio Turcato. In this course of study he was introduced to the exploration of form and subsequently to refine his technique and employ new descriptive approaches.

Studying with Giulio Turcato was an important experience leading to the transition from realistic painting in favour of the idiom of abstraction.

He took part in various workshops in watercolour directed by the artist Pedro Cano in several locations in Italy, including: Ragusa, Prumiano, Naples (at the Instituto Cervantes) and Matera. The most recent workshop was held in Blanca, Spain, during which time Vici donated a work to the “Pedro Cano Foundation”.

In 2011 Vici was selected in an artist project “Following the footsteps of Marco Polo”. In this project, with other 100 italian painters he was invited in the city of Hangzhou where Marco Polo lived for a long period. He was offered the precious opportunity to come into contact with China and to paint and render the atmosphere of the Hangzhou landscapes.

In Berlin, his recent abstract works were shown at the Berliner Liste from 19 to 22 September 2013 during the Berliner Art Week. Then the same works were exhibited at Gallery Uno in Berlin.

Following an exhibition held in 2013 at Civic Museum of Anticoli Corrado near Rome, 2 works have been selected and are now part of the permanent collection.

From 13 to 22 May 2014, he participated at the “European PleinAir Symposium” held in Beit-Jala, Palestine. The project was organised under the leadership of “Huber & Treff Gallery” from Jena, Germany.Creating works of arts en pleinair under the influence of the surrounding natural landscape gives him the possibility to exchange, to interact with the other and the foreign.

“III BIennale d’ Arte Creativa” held in Viterbo from 24 May to 14 June 2014 where one of his abstract work ” Borea ” was exposed at “Palazzo dei Papi”.

Workshop in June 2014 with Pedro Cano. One watercolour work was donated at the Archeological Museum of Salonique.

27 October – 1 November 2014, workshop of Oil & Wax with the artist Rebecca Crowell at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Ireland to practice and implement this new technique that will be the most striking feature of his recent abstract works.

From 12 al 19 September 2015, he parteciped at ArtExpo di Ragusa Ibla with his abstract work entitled ” Etna”.

 

Exhibitions

Galleria segno grafico – Roma
Galleria dell’incisione – Venezia
Galleria Domenicani – Bolzano
Sala Comunale di Ragusa
Istituto Cervantes-Napoli
Museo Civico di Anticoli Corrado
Fondazione Pedro Cano di Blanca – Spagna
Teatro dei Dioscuri-Roma
Project Marco Polo Cina – Hangzhou
Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa-Venezia
Hangzhou-Cina Progetto Marco Polo Cina – Hangzhou
Teatro Dioscuri- Roma
Fortezza da Basso-Firenze
Museo Leonardiano-Vinci
Museo del vetro Empoli
Palazzo Comunale di Montaione
San Nicola in carcere-Roma
Berliner List- Berlino
Gallery Uno-Berlino
European Pleinair Symposium, Beit-Jala, Palestine
Palazzo dei Papi, Viterbo
Museo Archeologico di Salonicco
The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland
Palazzo Cosentini e Auditorium San Vincenzo Ferreri, ArtExpo Ragusa Ibla