Flatlife Friday: Nicola Villa

Friday, Apr 17 – 24, 2020

4912 N. Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

Each week, CPC's very own Flat Phil will take you snooping through the drawers and other hidden places to discover gorgeous work by gallery artists that you can buy (Phil would really like for you to support artists right now, many of whom are struggling). We will feature one or two printmakers each week. Flat Phil has an uncanny ability to slip inside narrow spaces unnoticed, so he was pretty pleased to find himself in a drawer full of Italian artist Nicola Villa's woodcuts and etchings, especially since Phil shares Nicola's love of fishing and gritty urban scenes. When Nicola taught a course as a CPC visiting artist, we just couldn't get enough of his amazing work and his sexy accent. CPC has been showing his prints ever since. 


Born in 1976, in Lecco, Italy, Nicola currently lives and works in Genoa. In 2004 he received a degree in architecture from the Politecnico of Milan, whereupon he decided to devote himself to painting and printmaking.

With imagery derived from his daily walks through the streets or fishing from his boat, the artist is particularly keen on depicting the human condition in his paintings and prints. 

The life of Villa's characters belongs to a story without plot, where figures chase one another beyond their physical presence into an imaginative athmosphere of elusive, subtle anxiety that surrounds all of us.

If you would like to purchase one of these wonderful prints, please email the studio and we will arrange payment and shipping (add around $25 - $35 for domestic). The CPC accepts credit card, cash, check or PayPal. We can also hold purchased prints for convenient, sanitary curbside pickup.

We've already had so many thrilled buyers contact us to let us know how delighted they are as their prints arrive in the mail!