Agostino Iacurci is the winner of the XXII edition of the Ermanno Casoli Prize

In his artistic practice, Agostino Iacurci works with painting, sculpture, drawing, light and sound, heterogeneously combining the various media to create immersive installations that intimately dialogue with places which become visionary spaces in which stories, personal memories, literary references and vernacular tales freely converge.

Iacurci depicts reality with a very personal stylistic code and with a focus on the landscape, building a language with has multiple interpretative levels: a more immediate one that reaches the viewer directly and a second one, more murky which are revealed only to a careful and analytical gaze. In addition to this highly expressive style, there is a fundamental element to Iacurci’s practice: his attitude towards relationships which makes him happily inclined to share his creative process with heterogeneous groups of people.

Agostino Iacurci was invited to devise a project for AIRFORCE’s new factory which, as characteristic of the Ermanno Casoli Prize, stemmed from a growing need identified within the company in collaboration with the Human Resources function: after Elica’s complete takeover and the relocation of its headquarters from Fabriano to Cerreto D’Esi, AIRFORCE people needed to recreate the compactness, energy and spirit of sharing that have always characterised the company, while also offering a welcoming and familiar place for its workers.