Our friend Agostino Iacurci just landed in the Archipelago of the Azores in Portugal where he painted for the always excellent Walk & Talk Festival.
Entitled “Aerial Roots”, the Italian muralist unveiled another of his signature illustrative artworks with this piece which is depicting two ladies hidden in between plants, pots and roots.
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.