Galleria Patricia Armocida presented Appearance and Disappearance, a solo exhibition by Agostino Iacurci, that opened on Tuesday, April 21st 2015.
The exhibition included ten small, medium, and large-scale canvases; fifteen assemblages; and six wooden sculptures made especially for the gallery.
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’s works have a style that is unmistakable, recognizable, and simply poetic. Vast painted surfaces, a range of harmonious colors, and the use of scarlet tones come together to form a complex melody. Agostino directs the scene and, despite the clarity of the elements and synthesis of forms, hegenerates 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. Prior to the opening, from April 7th to 19th, two original and authentic monumental sized canvases hand-painted by the artist will be on display in Milan: one of 90 sqm in Piazzale Loreto, and another of 80 sqm in Piazzale Cadorna.
This Project, curated by Galleria Patricia Armocida, was made possible through the technical sponsorship of DEFI Group and OIKOS Paints and Architectural Materials.
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.
Personal exhibitions: 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: 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: 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.