In Stylianos Schicho’s works the spectator is encouraged to question his viewpoints, to change his perspective or look at himself differently. Stylianos Schicho is always concerned with observation, communication and interaction. These take place between motif and recipient, but they also metaphorically stand for society and its structures. On large-sized canvases Schicho skilfully presents the balancing act between proximity and distance, between intimacy and isolation. The artist combines form and content by using numerous metaphors and thus, he refers to the discrepancy between individual and collective. The pictorial constructions are a painted critique of society bringing up sociological processes and their effects as subjects for discussion. (Vanessa Bersis)
1998-2005 studies of painting and graphics (Professor W. Herzig) 2005 Diploma, University of Applied Arts (Vienna)
1977 born in Vienna, Austria
Selected Group/Solo Exhibitions:
Leopold Museum – Vienna/AT, Kunsthalle Krems/AT (Solo), Künstlerhaus – K/haus – Vienna/AT (Solo), MAK Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art – Vienna/AT, Galerie Clairefontaine / Luxembourg (Solo), Hilger NEXT – Vienna/AT (Solo), Galerie im Traklhaus – Salzburg/AT, das weisse haus – Vienna/AT, Museum Angerlehner – Thalheim bei Wels/ AT, Lukas Feichtner Gallery – Vienna/AT (Solo), Galerie Wim van Krimpen – Amsterdam/NL (Solo), STRABAG Kunstforum – Vienna/ AT (Solo), C-Collection residency / Miami, Showroom MAMA – Rotterdam/NL, TAF the Art Foundation / Athens, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum / Bratislava – Art fairs: Vienna, Cologne, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Istanbul, Mexico City, Miami, New York, Chicago, Dallas
Collections: Austrian State Collection – bm:ukk Artothek des Bundes – Vienna/AT, Albertina Graphic Art Collection – Vienna/AT, HIDDEN COLLECTION – Collection Jacques Carrio, ARTcollection Strabag / Austria, The Granary – Melva Bucksbaum and Ray Learsy Collection, Lenikus Collection – Vienna/AT, SNS REAAL Fonds NOG Collection / NL, C-Collection/ Liechtenstein, Collection of the city Vienna – Musa – Vienna /AT, Collection Leopold Museum – Vienna/AT, Collection/Museum Angerlehner – Thalheim / Wels/AT, Art Collection – University of Applied Arts – Vienna/AT.
Awards and grands: Strabag Artaward International, 2017 (Recognition award) “MEGABOARD ART WALLs 2014” Austria (1. prize), Artprize “Young & Collecting 2010” Art Amsterdam / SNS REAAL Fonds, Grand Prix of the 1st Danube Biennale / Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum/Bratislava (1. prize), Walter Koschatzky Art-Award 2007 (second prize), Sophie und Emanuel Fohn scholarship.
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna