Biography (from personal Agostino’s Facebook page)
Agostino Iacurci is an Italian multidisciplinary and international artist.
Born in Foggia (Italy), he lives and works between Rome and Nuremberg.
His personal art is made of multi-layered images, that he uses either for drawings and etchings or for big murals, dressing building facade with vivid colours and synthetic shapes, drawing inspiration from every day life.
Since he worked also as illustrator, he is always interested in the narrative power of static images.
Each of his works looks like a beginning of a story, always different depending on the viewer.
He started painting on walls in 1998, when he was twelve, and since 2008 he made several huge murals in public spaces, working for example for Roma 3 University, Prenestina Hospital and the Fine Art Academy in Rome.
His work has been presented at several exhibitions and festivals in Europe, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the United States.
The Art of Agostino Iacurci is described by Nastia Voynovskaya (New Contemporary Art Magazine, 2012) as “(…) 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.”