Joe Iurato is a multidisciplinary artist
whose works are built on a foundation of stencils and aerosol. While Iurato’s murals have adorned neighborhoods along the east coast United States for years, he’s more recently become noted for the unique placement and photography of miniature painted wood cutouts in public spaces. Utilizing the outdoor environment to create site-specific installations, Iurato creates windows into a narrative formed by personal experiences. Each individual work of art highlights the potential for interaction and storytelling within public space and transforms common land/cityscapes into carefully crafted scenes. Before leaving each installation behind, he documents it with a photograph. The photographs offer specific and intentional viewpoints of the artwork in relation to its surroundings, manipulating our perception of scale and dimensionality.
“Hide N’ Seek”, installation at iPic Theater on Fulton at South Street Seaport, NYC.
installation for Flying Bach at Warner Theater, Washington DC.
We Rise or Fall As One