Multiple on 300 g Fedrigoni paper, limited edition of 30 copies.
Overall dimensions: 30 x 30 cm.
Stamped, numbered, hand-signed by the artist with certificate of authenticity.
- Collector’s item.
- Frame not included.
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At first glance, IABO (Naples, 1980) is inspired by the 1980s pop art. He investigates the line and studies its shape. And he makes it a real obsession, following a constant search for mechanical perfection, but in an artisan way. In IABO the man/machine boundary is very thin. His creations are technically perfect. An obsession that has led him to experiment and configure a very personal language. Partly derived from street art experiences, partly from a deep-rooted sense of the measure that emerges from all his works. His pictorial series is ascribable to some currents, recurring leitmotifs. Whether it’s anthropomorphic profiles or postboxes, prestigious brands or popular subjects, it doesn’t matter. Everything is filtered under the lens of IABO, who connotes and identifies them in a very specific brand: his own.
A past as a writer, a chameleonic personality, a strong ethical sense. There are many selection processes implemented on the common imagination, increasingly reduced to the core. And covered with elegance. It would be appropriate to say “less is more”. And that’s right. Recognition is not lost in the minimal approach, but it’s enhanced in a few essential features that never confuse the viewer. The ironic play of combinations, the slightly shaded chromatic range, the uniform colours, the progression of nuances, the sharp lines. No artifice, if anything an exciting game verging on the most radical cynicism.
Unusual combinations between imagination and signifiers, apparently disjointed but always functional to convey a positive subject. Politically correct. Never in favour of aesthetics.
IABO’s works are very topical, useful to identify a historical moment rather than a common feeling. His characters communicate, seek solutions, close distances, weave relationships and trigger reactions.
A work of continuous de-construction and re-construction. Outside and inside the canvas. It starts from a theme and results in infinite aspects. Whether it is the parking line or a multiple consumer good, the life cycle of the work always remains permanently uncorrupted and deflated.
Consumerism comes to life in a hypothetical, recognisable and unreal universe. In a repeatable, morally ethical and customisable format. Absolutely versatile, aesthetically perfect. Simple, clean, usable. His pictorial production is turning more and more towards the use of plexiglass as a material of excellence to emphasise even better the aspect of the neatness of compositional lines.
IABO certainly knows the value of viral marketing. His works come to cover surfaces of over five metres, breaking down the boundary between real and imaginary, between human and superhero.
If everything is possible in art, in IABO’s universe reality exceeds fantasy. Despite the popular, iconic, pop imagination, it is not a style for everyone. His elaborations are extremely refined and designed for an elite of admirers who grasp its primary meaning: beyond aesthetics, symmetry and overall harmony.
At the base of his constructions there is a firm denunciation of cultural flattening. The provocation, the immediacy, the extemporary feature imply a well-studied, intelligent, cultured poetics without fail. The democratic nature, a sense of frankness, originality connote him as an artist / intellectual son of his time. An unmissable commitment at the base of every creation.
Although very young, IABO naturally manages to deal with burning issues with extreme simplicity and to resolve (unfortunately only on canvas) the existential conflicts that grip our society.
Michele Luca Nero (source: Artibune).
IABO belongs to the same street art movement as: Shepard Fairey “Obey Giant”, Banksy, Invader, Alec Monopoly, Nomen, Jef Aérosol, JR, C215, Rero, Kaws, D Face, Sandra Chevrier, FinDac, Os Gemeos, Gregos, Jonone, M chat, Taki 183, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Insane 51, Pichi Avo, pop art, Pichiavo, Seen, Cope2, Seth, Mr Brainwash, Atlas, Blek le Rat, 1up, John perello, Futura 2000.
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