IABO

WORLD

IABO was born in Naples (Italy) in 1980, where he currently lives and works. IABO began his artistic career in the early Nineties as member of the graffiti crew KTM Ki Ta’ Muort and 13 Bastardi. In 1997 he moved to the United States where he came in contact with the underground art scene of New York and Los Angeles. Returned to his homeland, he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples, where he studied painting and he obtained a Bachelor degree in Visual Arts. He gradually approached the world of mainstream art, by experimenting techniques that became themselves part of the distintive signature of his provocative style. In 2004, he opened his first solo show in Rome. IABO explores the Art world through techniques that belong to the Writing and Street Art, such as spray can and stencil, and is not afraid of testing with plexiglass, a material that seems the best one to express his philosophy, thanks to its superior enhancement of the composition lines. His characters, with big, curious, and vaguely naive eyes, disseminate, without filters, ironic messages that evoke into the viewer feelings of alienation and pleasure. Another typical trait of Iabo’s style is the creation of artistic projects as “work cycles”: there is always a dominant theme that he multiplies into different possibilities. 

 

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