„WALTER“ emerges from an urban art mural production that was made last year in Atlanta. Originally intended to be a documentation of the process, we discovered how the lives of the people of the community influenced the final piece. Their personal stories immerse us in the history of the community and allow us to witness the sparks of hope in the younger generations.
From paper to large urban areas, Agostino Iacuri`s artistic parabola aims to reduce the distance between the functional aesthetic of illustration and the special poetry found in each oft he urban contexts where the artist works. The result of such meeting is a new form of muralism: ist mission is not to comment on an existing story but rather to be the subject of one or more new stories.
In this episode of Colour My City, Neu Delhi Television meets the two artists Shilo Shiv Suleman and Agostino Iacurci, who go all the way to devise works that touch the lives of people who are either part of the process of creation or the final viewers in the streets. Artist Shilo Shiv Suleman unleashes conversations on the wall about what it means to be a woman in today’s world, while Agostino Iacurci, an Italian artist, creates work that is minimalist but sharp in its commentary.
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.