Steven Colucci has had a lifelong pursuit of the arts. His recent paintings could be his pinnacle achievement. Born in New York City, and a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, his work reflects a deep understanding of life, of movement, and of dance. A professional mime collaborating Marcel Marceau, Mr. De Croux and others in Paris, Steven’s work represents a synergy of his experience. Just as pantomime reflects the combined disciplines of many art forms, Colucci’s painting equally suggests the energy of the distillation of sculpture, dance and music. Colucci had stated: “I painted with my whole body, my mind and my being.” It is no wonder that his art bears the distinction of awards and recognition in New York City and abroad. In some of his artwork his characters tend to leap out at the viewer. In others one is quietly drawn inward and one becomes almost raptured and part of the canvas itself. Some critics have noted his style as neo-post impressionism. Others state that Colucci represents his own direction in a new movement of the arts. Modern ballet has certainly influenced his work. As a professional dancer Colucci has entertained thousands. It follows that much of the subject matter of his art mirrors the grace and balance of professional dance.
The textures of these images are innovative. They combine the consistency of chalk mixed with oils creating a unique depth of expression. His understanding of color is equally unique. Perhaps he is influenced by the urban landscape, or the solitude of his beach home in West Hampton. Either way one must treasure the vivid experience of viewing his work. Steven Colucci is a talented artist who will continue to earn the respect and admiration of the artistic community and the viewing public for decades to come.