At first glance you would label them as works of art for kids, due to their illustrative stroke, bright tones, and flat, colored backgrounds. But it only takes a moment to realize that in the murals, illustrations and incisions by multidisciplinary artist Agostino Iacurci (born in Foggia in 1986), there’s the desire to speak to everybody, with a visual vocabulary that is able to condense stories open to various levels of reading into figures and characters. Suspended between irony and premonition, his monumental murals are tales of everyday life in which to immerge yourself, rediscovering the narrative power of static images and the urban context from which they appear.
Since 2008 Agostino has indeed been designing stories on the skin of buildings and important public spaces, collaborating with their inhabitants. For those wanting to see him at work, in these days he can be found in Paris, busy creating murals for project “Le Mur“. And on March 13th, again in the French capital, this time at Gallerie L. J., he’ll participate in collective exhibition “Paragone”, curated by Christian Omodeo, a look at forms and colors of contemporary Italian art.