Stylianos Schicho 1977

Styliano Schicho studied painting at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna. He was awarded several times for his talent and received the Strabag Artaward International, 2017 (recognition award), "MEGABOARD ART WALLs 2014", 1st place, the art award "Young & Collecting 2010" Art Amsterdam / SNS REAAL Fund, the Walter Koschatzky Art Award 2007, 2nd place and other awards. His works are represented in national and international collections.

Vanessa Bersis writes about Stylianos Schicho:

In the works of Stylianos Schicho the viewer is encouraged to question his point of view, to change his perspective or even to look at himself differently. Stylianos Schicho is always concerned with observation, communication and interaction. These take place between motif and recipient, but are also emblematic of society and its structures. On large-format canvases, Schicho skillfully depicts the permanent balancing act between proximity and distance, between intimacy and isolation. The artist combines formal and contentual elements through the use of numerous metaphors, thus referring to discrepancies between the individual and the collective. Dragonflies, for example, Schicho repeatedly paints as a complement to humans. They have very good eyesight and possess an extraordinary flying apparatus that allows them to observe while standing in the air. Another element in Schicho's works are circular formations that collide, join or burst. These bubbles suggest an intimate zone, a place of retreat, which, however, remains an illusion. The artist's pictorial constructions are painted social criticism that address sociological processes and their effects.


Photo credits: paintings © Peter Kainz, Stylianos Schicho, portrait of the artist © Daniel Lichterwaldt.

 

born in: 
Vienna
lives and works in: 
Vienna
Stylianos Schicho, ATTENTIONAL FOCUS, charcoal / acrylic on canvas, 150x120 cm, 2019
Stylianos Schicho, ATTENTIONAL FOCUS, charcoal / acrylic on canvas, 150 x 120 cm, 2019
Stylianos Schicho, “Elevator Paintings” – SHORTCUT (Studio view)  charcoal / acrylic on canvas, 200 x 330cm, 2015
SHORTCUT (Studio view) charcoal / acrylic on canvas, 200 x 330cm, 2015
Stylianos Schicho
Styliano Schicho © Daniel Lichterwaldt
Stylianos Schicho, Restlessness, Kohle / Acryl auf LW, 200 x 170, 2019
Stylianos Schicho, Restlessness, Kohle / Acryl auf LW, 200 x 170, 2019
Stylianos Schicho, Waiting Game / part 4, Kohle / Acryl auf LW, 180 x 150, 2021
Stylianos Schicho, Waiting Game / part 4, Kohle / Acryl auf LW, 180 x 150, 2021