The Art of Agostino Iacurci

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

Rome, Italy

Italian street artist Agostino Iacurci paints using a vocabulary of flat shapes, blowing up the geometric forms to an enormous scale to compose larger-than-life illustrative works outdoors. Primarily focusing on characters, Iacurci’s murals adapt to the contour’s of a building’s surface, converting apartments and even prison yards into storybook pages of sorts. Iacurci’s style brims with whimsy and humor, but the shapes he renders coalesce into somber characters who appear to express a sense of disillusionment and foreboding at times. Iacurci also works in a smaller scale in his drawings and etchings, which apply a more expressive approach to his subjects. Take a look at some images courtesy of the artist.

Gaeta, Italy

Lugano, Switzerland

Mural developed  and painted with 15 inmates at Rebibbia, the main prison in Rome, during a three-week workshop.

Civitavecchia, Italy

Mural developed  and painted with 15 inmates at Rebibbia, the main prison in Rome, during a three-week workshop.

Unhappy Together, engraving and digital on paper

Lascia, etching and digital

Il Finito Tondo, drawings on hand-made paper