Joe Iurato & Logan Hicks
Logan Hicks is an American stencil artist, currently living and working in Los Angeles, California. His hand-cut stencil process involves cutting a separate stencil for each color, then layering each color upon the next until the final piece emerges, often hundreds of hours later, as a hyper-realistic masterpiece. Originally a screen printer, Logan sold off his equipment to finance his migration from the East Coast to the West Coast, turning to stenciling to re-invigorate his printing. Since then he has become renowned as one of the most meticulous stencil artists working today.
Joe Iurato is a multidisciplinary artist whose works are built on a foundation of stencils and aerosol. Falling somewhere in between simplistic and photorealistic, his multi-layer stencils offer a distinctly clean and illustrative aesthetic. 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.