“I like to create pieces of all sizes, but about 5 years ago I took a step back in scale and began to focus on small painted wood cutouts. The idea was to create intimacy, play with perspective, and utilize a broader surrounding to tell stories.“
New York based, Joe Iurato is a multidisciplinary artist whose works are built on a foundation of stencils and aerosol. While Iurato’s large scale paintings have adorned neighborhoods along the east coast for years, he’s more recently become noted for the unique placement and photography of miniature painted wood cutouts.
Falling somewhere in between simplistic and photorealistic, Iurato’s multi-layer stencils offer a distinctly clean and illustrative aesthetic. While his murals have adorned neighborhoods along the east coast United States for years, Joe’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