Agostino Iacurci – Foggia, 1986
Iacurci lives and works in Berlin.
In his works, of synthetic forms and bright colours, through an essential language, he is capable of driving multiple layers of interpretation. This approach places his tales on the perennial threshold between innocence and artifice, serenity and catastrophe, in a magnetic tension that is the interpretive key to our very existence.
Iacurci is one of the most famous street artists in Italy. He began painting on the walls at the age of 12 and later became an illustrator. His training contributes to the determination of his unmistakable linear style. His visual language is characterized by funny characters and flat and ringing colours. Through a sort of stereotyping process, Iacurci represents human figures composed of elementary geometric shapes painted in extra-large format, either on walls or on canvases. He confesses that he loves the artist’s idea as “the craftsman possessing knowledge that allows him to face a wide range of problems with clarity and honesty.” It prefers synthesis and reasoning around a few variables: an action, a movement, an idea. From these attempts to extrapolate an image, a vision whose reading key can trigger the spark of the user’s interpretation, in 2009 he realized a 300 meters work for Saba School in Western Saharawi.
In 2011 he took part in Rebibbia on the wall, painting, together with the inmates, three huge participative murales, within the courtyard of the maximum security area. In 2012 realized a large scale mural, on three buildings of the Besançon University Campus, France. In 2013, for the Fubon Art Foundation in Taipei, he made an installation on a 21 storey high skyscraper and he has been selected to represent Italy at Le Tour 13 in Paris. In 2016, together with the Italian Cultural Institute in New Delhi and Start India, he realized the first, all-over monumental painting, on an Indian Metro Station. His work has been shown in many exhibitions, festivals and projects in Europe, USA, Brazil, Russia, India, Australia, Korea, Japan and Taiwan.