„Stillleben“, Acrylic on canvas, 200 x 140 cm, 2019.
BC Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming solo exhibition „Stillleben“ with new works by
Agostino Iacurci. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Berlin.
18th of May – 29th of June 2019
Wednesday – Saturday, 1 – 6 pm
About the Show
Agostino Iacurci will present a new body of paintings and works on paper inspired by his daily walks across the streets of the residential neighborhoods of Berlin Charlottenburg and the observation of its shops and houses windows, where tropical plants are carefully lined up together with products, random objects and memorabilia from the owners. His images don’t refer to any place in particular, since he is more interested in the way objects are arranged and organized and how the plants stand behind the glass and shape up within the frame of the windows, chasing the little sun or the artificial lighting of the room. Alongside the paintings, he will present a new, tailor-made version of his iconic wooden plant that connects the two levels of the gallery space. Iacurci’s work is defined by clear and simple compositions and flat shapes. Colors like blue, white, black, and terracotta carry like a thread to the entire work. Despite the clarity of the elements and synthesis of forms, he generates dream-like images that evoke mystery and originate their own narrative.
About the Artist
Agostino Iacurci (Foggia, 1986) is an Italian-born, Berlin-based artist. His practice embraces a wide range of media including painting, mural, sculpture, drawing, and installation. Iacurci’s works are defined by clear compositions and bright colours, blurring the boundaries of figuration and abstraction. Primarily interested in everyday objects, his clean language conveys multiple layers of interpretation. Iacurci combines his artworks with scenographic spaces, to overcome the limits of painting and thus transform the perception of a given environment. His work has been shown in many exhibitions, festivals and projects in Europe, USA, Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Australia, Korea, Japan and Taiwan. Recent exhibitions include: Urban Art Biennale 2017, Völkinger Hütte, European Centre for Art and Industrial Culture, Germany; Cross the streets, Museo Macro Roma, 2017; FADA, House of Madness, The Watermill Center, New York, 2016; 16° Premio Cairo, Palazzo della Permanente, Milano, 2016; Codici sorgenti, Palazzo Platamone, Catania, 2015; From Street to Art, Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY, 2014; Artmosphere, Urban Art Biennale, Artplay, Moscow.