Marco Luccio

Marco Luccio is an award-winning artist whose work is represented in over 40 public and corporate collections nationally and internationally, including ten New York museums, such as the New York Public Library and the Museum of the City of New York, as well as the National Gallery of Australia, amongst others.

As a professional full time artist Luccio has held 45 major solo exhibitions, including a major solo show, ‘International Cities’, at the Australian Consulate General in New York, exhibited in over 150 group, curated and award shows and received several commissions.

His work has been shortlisted for many major awards including twice for the Dobell Prize for Drawing as well as the 2013 and 2015 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing.

In addition, Luccio has completed artist residencies and study travel trips in New York, Paris and Italy. He has given many guest lectures throughout Australia and overseas, including the Art Students League of New York and the Printmaking Centre of New Jersey. He has taught drawing, painting and printmaking at various institutions including ongoing classes at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Luccio’s artwork is represented in many publications including on the front cover and 8 pages within the award-winning book, ‘The Art of Being Melbourne’ 2012, as well as in ‘Piranesi’s Grandest Tour’ 2014. In 2013 Luccio collaborated with award-winning author John Hughes to create the book, ‘The Garden of Sorrows’, which features 60 of Luccio’s etchings.

A feature documentary on Marco Luccio’s work by Zoo Patrol is currently in production.
 

City in Five Segments

City in Five Segments

Drypoint

59 x 16 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2004

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Degraves Cafe

Degraves Cafe

Drypoint

30 x 44 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2009

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The Earth Mover

The Earth Mover

Drypoint

30 x 30 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2010

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Blimp and the New Yorker

Blimp and the New Yorker

Etching

New York was the place where I discovered new ways to approach my work. Everyone has their own New York City in their mind. It's about the real and imagined as well as capturing the city itself.[br]Collections: New York Historical Society

25 x 20 cm

Edition length: 50

Year of Print: 2013

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Paris Boulevard

Paris Boulevard

Drypoint

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60 x 90 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2006

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New York Mythic 6

New York Mythic 6

Drypoint

90 x 180 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2016

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New York Mythic 7

New York Mythic 7

Drypoint

90 x 180 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2016

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Freedom Tower

Freedom Tower

Etching

I was thrilled to be able to capture the cranes working away at the final parts of Freedom Tower. I sat on the concrete and scratched directly onto my zinc etching plate to create a sense of energy and expression. This is a significant piece for me as I remember watching the World Trade Centre under attack when I was living in Kinglake, a countryside town near Melbourne Australia, and I hastily scratched images directly on to plates as it was happening at the time. I think this was a coping mechanism in dealing with what I was observing. To be in New York and depict the building that replaced the towers was a very special and important experience. The thin wire dropping from the cranes above appeared like spiders weaving the final parts of a web. Collections: New York Historical Society

24.5 x 20 cm

Edition length: 50

Year of Print: 2013

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The Flatiron from the Side

The Flatiron from the Side

Etching

What I loved about sitting in New York and scratching out this image was the water tower floating above the buildings, the wonderful shapes of adjoining architecture and of course the almost bizarre shape that the Flatiron takes on from this perspective. This angle really shows how different the flatiron appears from every angle. Like any great work of art, this building gives the viewer a chance to reinterpret and re-evaluate what the building might mean to them. I could only make images like this after many close and laboured hours of drawing meticulous details to really gain an understanding of this building. I love the way the building thins out at the front and how it appears so wide and broad from this angle. Collections: New York Historical Society

24.5 x 20 cm

Edition length: 50

Year of Print: 2013

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Eisenbergs 3

Eisenbergs 3

Etching

Eisenbergs is my favourite diner in New York. It's such a quirky and wonderful place to eat. It is a classic New York diner, still in its original time capsule, with wonderful shiny metal stools with red cushion tops and an Art Deco interior lit throughout by beautiful stage like bulbs. Signs on the wall read 'Matzo Ball Soup' and 'Pepsi'. As a visitor and an artist who loves this type of theatrical everyday setting, it is a visually exciting subject to depict. The people behind the counter wear white classic diner hats and the walls are covered with photos of the owner, Josh, with stars and celebrities. I guess I love the Eisenbergs because it offers great architectural possibilities whilst capturing an everyday American human aspect that is not often seen in my work. You must visit - order an Eisenburger and a rice pudding!

20 x 25 cm

Edition length: 50

Year of Print: 2013

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New York Mythic 5

New York Mythic 5

Drypoint

In this image I wanted to capture a sense of New York as a wild organism with its streets forming canyons rising up, rather than the way New York is often depicted, with flat streets disappearing to a flat perspective. The inspiration came from a sketch made on site in the Chrysler building looking downtown where I drew without taking my pen off the page. I wanted to create a sense of vibration, a feeling of primal expression and movement. The buildings are depicted in a way to seem like totems, a representation of buildings rather than of buildings themselves. I wanted the image to feel like it may have been drawn by someone who had never seen a city before, perhaps someone from early human time. Contrary to its modern status, New York to me has a primitive quality, despite it containing some of the most beautiful vistas in the world and greatest modern architecture and design.

88 x 88 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2016

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Night Time in New York

Night Time in New York

Etching

This was scratched initially in situ, high above New York from the Solow building, then etched deeply back in Australia. I love New York from comics. This is one of my interpretations of Gotham City. You can see the Empire and the Chrysler. It's great when the two stars of the city join forces in the one composition. I was excited to have some cranes around them giving the sense of a city always changing and evolving. The deep and rich shadows were exciting to draw. I think night scenes always have a great sense of mystery and strangeness and I loved carving out the buildings from one to the other using light and dark which gave me the chance to create an image with striking chiaroscuro. Collections: New York Historical Society

20 x 24.5 cm

Edition length: 50

Year of Print: 2013

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Crowds and Flatiron

Crowds and Flatiron

Etching

This image gives the viewer a sense of human scale with its sea of people in a mad rush below the stunning, and architecturally awesome, Flatiron Building. The Flatiron is one of my favourite buildings in New York and I return to it every trip. It appears much like a floating ship with its beautiful stone skyscraper facade and its metal skeleton construction making it as historically significant as it is beautiful. From above in particular, one can see clearly why it is named the Flatiron Building due to its shape being much like an old iron. I sat and scratched initially in situ on the concrete traffic island between 23rd Street and Maddison Square Park. It is this working on site that inspires me. I was driven by the interaction between the terrific hustle and bustle of the city and my constant search to try and capture it. This live interaction helps me to create a sense of energy, vitality and impressionistic quality. I have purposely left plate tone in sections of the image to create light and dark and a sense of weight and power. To me, one of the most striking aspects of this vista is the negative space around the buildings offering a great opportunity for a wonderful composition. The Flatiron is one of my favourite buildings in New York and I return to it every trip. It appears much like a floating ship with its beautiful stone skyscraper facade and its metal skeleton construction making it as historically significant as it is beautiful. From above in particular, one can see clearly why it is named the Flatiron Building due to its shape being much like an old iron. I sat and scratched initially in situ on the concrete traffic island between 23rd Street and Maddison Square Park. It is this working on site that inspires me. I was driven by the interaction between the terrific hustle and bustle of the city and my constant search to try and capture it. This live interaction helps me to create a sense of energy, vitality and impressionistic quality. I have purposely left plate tone in sections of the image to create light and dark and a sense of weight and power. To me, one of the most striking aspects of this vista is the negative space around the buildings offering a great opportunity for a wonderful composition. Collections: New York Historical Society

24.5 x 20 cm

Edition length: 50

Year of Print: 2013

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Park Street from Above

Park Street from Above

Etching

89 x 60 cm

Edition length: 50

Year of Print: 2005

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Paris Triumphant 2

Paris Triumphant 2

Drypoint

80 x 120 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2006

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Pylon View

Pylon View

Etching

69 x 69 cm

Edition length: 50

Year of Print: 2005

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II Duomo

II Duomo

Drypoint

80 x 120 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2016

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Bridge & the Bolts

Bridge & the Bolts

Drypoint

59.5 x 88.5 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2005

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Bridge & the Ferris Wheel

Bridge & the Ferris Wheel

Drypoint

49.5 x 89.5 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2005

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Lonsdale Street from the QVB

Lonsdale Street from the QVB

Drypoint

60 x 89 cm

Edition length: 20

Year of Print: 2003

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Cranes, Dome & Communications Tower

Cranes, Dome & Communications Tower

Drypoint

60 x 89 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2003

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Hanging Rope

Hanging Rope

Drypoint

60 x 89 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2003

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Movimento

Movimento

Drypoint

52.5 x 75 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2003

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The Nylex Towers

The Nylex Towers

54 x 89 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2005

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Hook and the Arch

Hook and the Arch

Drypoint

78.5 x 119 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2009

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Spencer St from Above 1

Spencer St from Above 1

Drypoint

59 x 88 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2003

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View from the Arc de Triomphe

View from the Arc de Triomphe

Drypoint

32 x 47 cm

Year of Print: 2006

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Hook and the Flatiron

Hook and the Flatiron

Drypoint

60 x 30 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2008

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Cranes, cars and the flatiron

Cranes, cars and the flatiron

Drypoint

30 x 29 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2008

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Chinatown

Chinatown

Drypoint

30 x 30 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2008

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The Old Brewery on Victoria Parade

The Old Brewery on Victoria Parade

Drypoint

89 x 60 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2003

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Cranes and the Empire State

Cranes and the Empire State

Drypoint

30 x 30 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2008

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Notions of Time and Space

Notions of Time and Space

Drypoint

120 x 100 cm

Edition length: 20

Year of Print: 1992

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Circular Quay

Circular Quay

Etching

69 cm Diameter

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Edition length: 50

Year of Print: 2005

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New York

New York

Drypoint

30 x 30 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2008

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Streetscene, Corner 29th & Lex

Streetscene, Corner 29th & Lex

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30 x 30 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2008

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Bridge and the Boat

Bridge and the Boat

Drypoint

59 x 89.5 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2005

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City Scenes

City Scenes

Drypoint

30 x 33 cm

Edition length: 33

Year of Print: 2005

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