Agostino Iacurci combines the ability of an illusionist with that of an artist: both create a magical illusion meant to trigger a sense of awe in viewers.
His works follow a thematic path based on the constant principle of deconstruction and de-composition of the figure, juxtaposed with, in a complementary and synchronous manner, a new combination that straddles different forms of nature. Thereby, alongside the physical deconstruction of the subjects, a constant in this body of works, we see the continual quest for a principle of completion and integration of the elements.
Agostino Iacurci works have a style that is unmistakable, recognizable, and simply poetic. Agostino directs the scene and, despite the clarity of the elements and synthesis of forms, he generates dream-like images that evoke mystery.
His geometric, simple, and clean style often plays with opposites: alternating between empty and full, division and composition, appearance and disappearance. Outlines of humans, flattened figures grafted into natural environments. Undefined atmospheres, timelessly suspended in a transitory state which captivates the mind.
Born in Foggia in 1986, he lives and works in Rome. Since 2008 he has created various giant works on public facades, such as Artplay in Moscow, Puerto Rico’s stadium, Besançon university campus, “Le Tour 13” in Paris, and Fubon Art Foundation in Taipei, garnering more and more praise and success. In 2012, Rome’s Academy of Fine Arts invited him to create a wall painting for the opening of their new building. He has also created interactive pieces at the Saba School in Western Sahara, Rebibbia maximum security prison in Rome, and MART- Contemporary and Modern Art Museum of Trento and Rovereto. His works have been shown in Europe, Australia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Russia, and the USA.
In 2019 he won the New York Prize and the opportunity to organize an exhibition in the exhibition hall of the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn.
Personal exhibitions: Tracing Vitruvio, Musei Civici, Pesaro, 2019; Gypsoteca, M77 Gallery, Milano, 2018; Trompe l'oeil, curated by Vittorio Parisi, Celaya Brothers Gallery, Mexico City, 2017; Long story short, Die Kunstagentin, Cologne, Germany, 2016; Appearance and Disappearance, Galleria Patricia Armocida, Milan, 2015; Wooden Plants, Wunderkammern at YIA Fair, Carreau du Temple, Paris,2015; Selected works, Wunderkammern at Scope Fair, Basel, 2015; Match mismatch, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast, Australia, 2014; Small Wheel Big Wheel, Wunderkammern Gallery, Rome, 2014; Tende a zero, Palladium Theater, Rome, 2012.
He also took part of several collectives: Art Verona Fair, Galleria Patricia Armocida, Verona, Italy, 2019; Talent Prize 2019, Mattatoio, Roma, 2019; Graffiare il presente, Casa Testori, Novate Milanese, 2018; Urban Art Biennale 2017, Völkinger Hütte, European Centre for Art and Industrial Culture, Germany; set for Madame Pink, Directed by Alfredo Arias, Teatro Mercadante, Naples, Italy, 2017; FADA, House of Madness, The Watermill Center, New York, 2016; 16° Premio Cairo, Palazzo della Permanente, Milano, 2016; Codici sorgenti, Palazzo Platamone, Catania, 2015; From Street to Art, Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY, 2014; Artmosphere, Urban Art Biennale, Artplay, Moscow, 2014; Scope Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland, 2014; OFF Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium, 2014; Paragone, Galerie LJ, Paris, 2013; La Tour 13, Galerie Itinerrance, Paris, 20013; Wave Festival, Aubange, Belgium, 2013; Stroke art fair, Berlin, 2012; Viaggio con figure nelle fiabe italiane di Calvino, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma, 2012; Un voyage illustré, Mediathèque d’Orly, France, 2011; Lumen Urban Show, Wunderkammern Gallery, Rome, 2011; Fresh Produce, Anno Domini Gallery, San Jose, California, 2011; Synthesim, Centro Culturale Elsa Morante, Rome, 2011; Ziguline Poster edition, Mondo Bizzarro Gallery, Rome, 2010; Urban contest, Urban art event, Circo Massimo, Rome, 2010; Imaginary Fairy Wonderland, The Special Exhibition of Bologna Select in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2010; In fingers,extra space,International illustration group exhibition, Taipei Art festival, Taiwan, 2010; Lumen, Arte contemporanea in cotroluce. Complesso monumentale S. Sofia, Salerno, 2010; Bologna Children’s Bookfair, Bologna; Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma, 2010; Museo d’Arte di Itabashi, Tokyo, 2010; Museo d’Arte Otani di Nishinomiya, 2010; Museo Municipale di Yokkaich, 2010; Museo d’Arte Ishikawa di Nanao, 2010; Museo d’Arte di Nagashima, Kagoshima, 2010; Gra, Giovani Artisti a Roma, Museo Pietro Canonica, Rome, 2010.
Between 2007 e 2009 he also partecipated at: Ceci n’est pas un hotel, art & design exhibition, Nhow hotel, Milano; Artconventional, International street art event, Roma; Tapirulan, Salone degli Alabardieri, Cremona; Absurdtime International exhibition, Rocca Paolina, Perugia; Premio Sergio Fedriani, Museo di S.Agostino, Genova.
A selection of Agostino Iacurci's public works: Dancing Frieze, wall painting, Aalborg, 2019; Wall Painting, wall painting, Genova, 2019; La Table, wall painting, Porte de Vanves, Paris, 2018; Ddddddddom, wall painting, Secondary school #4, Satka, 2018; L’escalier, wall painting, Lieusaint, Ile de France, 2018; Patio, wall painting, Vangen, 2018; Seed to seed, wall painting, Milan, 2018; Noa Noa, artist residency, Seminyak, Bali, 2017; Topfpflanze, wall painting, CityLeaks Festival, Cologne, 2017; A Choron, wall painting, Yakutsk Biennale, Yakutsk, 2017; 5 Teapots, wall painting, Almetpublicart, Almetyevsk, 2017; Ficus indica, wall painting, Munich, 2017; Mural sin hombre, Parees Festival, wall painting, Oviedo; Mas fruta, Mexico, 2016; Skyline, Italian Cultural Institute, New Delhi, India, 2016; Aerial roots, Walk and talk, Terceira, Azores, 2016; Water Please, Mural Social Club, Kiev, Ukraine, 2016;Coincidences, Ensor Instituut, The Crystal Ship, Oostende, Belgium, 2016; Painted Amphora, 214 Lafayette Project, New York, 2016; Biblioteca Particolare, Salone Internazionale del Libro, Torino, 2016; Plants do not collect vintage cars, Feature Walls, Sheffield, 2016; Immobile, Festiwall, Ragusa; 2016; Walter, All City Canvas Global Series, artist workshop and collaborative wall painting, Atlanta, USA, 2015; Square Puddle, Le 4eme Mur, Niort, France, 2015; Two landscapes, wall painting, Berlin, Germany, 2015; Three wheels, Weaart, Aalborg, Denmark, 2015; Milestone project, wall painting, Girona, Spain, 2015; Mula Fest, wall painting, Madrid, Spain, 2015; Los Muros Hablan, Contemporary Muralism Project, Bayamon, Puerto Rico, 2014; Popup, Wall painting for Mario Penna Institute, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2014; Memorie Urbane, artist residency and wall painting, Arce, Italy, 2014; Sanba, artist residency and wall painting, Rome, 2014; Living Walls Conference, Atlanta, US, 2013; LGZ Project, curated by Street Kit, Moscow, 2013; Very Fun Park, Fubon Art Center, Taipei, 2013; Le M.U.R, Oberkampf, Paris, 2013; Septimo Asalto Festival, Saragoza, Spain, 2012; MUUseum, Zagreb, Croatia, 2012; Arte Urbana Lugano, Lugano, 2012; Bien Urbain, Besançon, France, 2012; Nizzart, Turin, Italy, 2012; Memorie Urbane, Gaeta, Italy, 2012; Outdoor, Urban Art Festival, Rome, 2011; Waves, urban art event, Civitavecchia, Rome, 2011; Picturin Festival, International Mural Art Festival, Turin, 2010.