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Slow Run

Agostino Iacurci2013

Fubon Art Foundation

Fubon Art Foundation
Taipei, Taiwan

In 2008, Italian artist Agostino Iacurci (born in 1986), began to expand his creative focus from painting and printing to large scale murals in public spaces. Iacurci’s works are rich in bright vibrant colors and multiple layers of images. The inspiration came from the daily life of the artist himself, who translates his own observations and experiences into geometric designs on the walls of buildings, utilizing a wide range of details to create a visual experience that goes beyond anything seen in daily life. Iacurci’s pieces mainly depict people and he is particularly adept at creating appealing characters that are full of energy and hint at a story. Whether working on the wall of an apartment building or a prison, his powerful and unconstrained brushwork turns them into a fantastical space replete with amazing images and humor. Although most of Iacurci’s works have been on brick walls, concrete or similar materials, with his first project, in Taiwan, the technical limitations forced him to change from painting to large printouts. He transformed the 26-story curtain wall of the Fubon Financial Center in the heart of Taipei into what appears to be a gigantic picture book, crafting a dialogue with the city based on the relationship between the building and its surrounding environment. In this work titled Slow Run, we see a man leisurely cycling around the city, with birds resting peacefully to one side. The piece showcases the bicycle, which in recent years has become a popular way of getting around the city, and uses it to emphasize that only by slowing down and appreciating the environment in which they live can people truly enjoy the beauty of each and every moment.

Details

  • Title: Slow Run
  • Creator: Agostino Iacurci
  • Date: 2013
  • Medium: Digital Print-out
  • Location: Fubon Financial Center

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