"Giulio is one of the best illustrators with whom we have worked. Where so many "fashion illustrators" have a tendency to limit themselves with generic, uninspiring work, Giulio's ability to create varied, complex and visually dazzling imagery has more in… Read More
illustrator,graphic and urban artist since 1998
"Giulio is one of the best illustrators with whom we have worked. Where so many "fashion illustrators" have a tendency to limit themselves with generic, uninspiring work, Giulio's ability to create varied, complex and visually dazzling imagery has more in common with fine art.
We know that Giulio's work is certain to attract immediate attention from regular and new audiences and then also to engage them in a way that keeps them coming back for more. Add to that his capacity to work quickly and efficiently under pressure of print deadlines, not to mention the high level of care and attention to detail he brings to every project, and it is easy to see why it is such a pleasure to collaborate with him."
Nick Artsruni, Publishing Director @FAULT Magazine
"Hundreds of thousands of artists have emerged and it can be easy to get lost in the noise. But fashion illustrator Giulio Iurissevich is difficult to miss. His work is unlike any one else’s, bursting with color, movement and life. It is an unexpected meeting point between blooming flowers, fashion and wildlife."
Lone Wolf magazine (Canada)
"Dark, edgy and bold. These are the words that instantly come to mind when attempting to describe the urban-inspired art of illustrator and graphic artist Giulio Iurissevich. Since 1998, Giulio has been offering a sensitive yet unmistakably distinctive portrayal of the human form. Each work of his is layered with a rich tapestry of patterns, paints and brush strokes, giving these stunning creations a raw, semi-industrial vibe that we completely adore.
Motivated to capture the essence and emotions of his subjects, Giulio devotes his creative energy to replicating the highs and lows of the human existence. Choosing to stray from the popular, conventional notions of beauty, his artworks instead act as an expression of thought and feeling."
With a graffiti-like aesthetic featuring striking silhouettes coloured by vivid printed designs, these illustrations are hard to tear your gaze away from. Another distinctive feature of his work is Giulio's use of solely female subjects. Giulio describes this conscious decision and his distinct artistic style, stating "these girls, having accepted their dark side, their contradictions, fears and insecurities seem to have reached a fragile balance that holds all the contradictory fragments of their personality and life in a whole revealing their inner beauty with an aura of mystery."
Whimmagazine - www.whimmagazine.com ( Australia)
"Strong yet vulnerable, he take small steps before leaping in completely and immersing herself into the colorful and quaint world found only in his mind.
Free yet protected, he explores the dephts of his minds eye, never sure at what he might find. His path continues to wind round and round before he slowly but surely returns to his reality. A reality that is not so familiar to him..
.A reality full of the unknown"
Shon Magazine (UK)
"Since 1998, the illustrator has been making a great impact on the world of art. Having worked for numerous big companies from Pepsi to Oxford University Press and exhibited worldwide, Giulio Iurissevich remains one of the most influential and game-changing artists in his field."
Idol Magazine (UK)
"You breathe? Are you ready? There are just three things in this life that I can not explain: love, death and what happens in the head of an artist in his creative process. And all three seem so complicated. They have taste, smell, touch, emotion, feelings, color until they can grab you by the hand and get into things you never ever do it again conscious! And all three are scary and at the same time they skyrocket me. Something like the art of Giulio Iurissevich!"
Desi - Bizarre magazine (uk)
"Iurissevich is considered today one of the most influential figures in the field of art. Although the artist prefers not to uncomfortably constrain his artworks to a specific art genre, his creations seem to be inspired by abstract collage, figuration, pop art, and illustration. Truth is: We don’t particularly care too much to know what this art is called … we just want to keep watching Iurissevich’s beautiful pieces."
"Refusing to be confined to a specific genre, Iurissevich’s work is a beautiful amalgam of fashion illustration, pop art, figuration, and abstract collage. While at first glance, his images might be a loud and confrontational burst of color and feminine sensuality, it is the subtleties of color and expression that enrich the viewer’s conversation with each piece.
While bold colors dominate the canvas, Iurissevich is a master at utilizing the contrasting white blank space. He uses the absence of color to at once offset the noise of color, and to punctuate the expression, and moment that he is trying to convey. Often, the portraits are entwined with animal forms, perhaps in an attempt to explain the musings and spirits of the women they accompany."
SadieFaye (Phoenix - USA)
An exploration of art and beauty
Based on – and inspired by – the tradition of figurative art, Giulio Iurissevich focuses on the human figure and especially on the slight nuances of expression in the portraiture of girls’ faces.
Sensitive and fragile Giulio Iurissevich’s heroines seem vulnerable and troubled, yet intensely sensual.
Clean, elaborate outlines capture the figure while bright aquarelle-like coloured surface highlight it with a liberating non-finito technique that values the direct expression of emotions instead of the –completely impersonal – stylistic perfection.
The beauty of the image does not lie in the accuracy of the execution but on the expression of emotions, thus detaching Giulio Iurissevich’s artworks from the fashion illustration genre with its superficial, plastic and lifeless lifestyle imagery.
Clickforart - UK
Balancing on the blurred boundaries of illustration and painting, the work of Giulio Iurissevich places a question of origins, categorisation and definition. What the distinctive difference is between applied and fine art? Is it the means – handcrafted versus computer generated? Is it the quantity – singularity versus reproduction? Or is it the locus – art gallery versus lifestyle magazine? Passing through the era of ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’ (Walter Benjamin), we now live in an era of electronic reproduction, an era where everything is considered content and is electronically distributed within the context of globalization. Art itself faces an identity crisis. The early 20th century modern art delineated the end of the category of art per se, leaving it void of its subliminal context. Art is now about value, commercial value that is. A singular artwork, a one-off, gains value because of its rarity. On the other hand, works like those of Giulio Iurissevich are made to be public, they are made for the public to enjoy and contemplate on. This is the quality that makes them so valuable.
The work of Giulio Iurissevich
Based on – and inspired by – the tradition of figurative art, Giulio Iurissevich focuses on the human figure and especially on the slight nuances of expression in the portraiture of girls’ faces. Sensitive and fragile Giulio Iurissevich’s heroines seem vulnerable and troubled, yet intensely sensual. Clean, elaborate outlines capture the figure while bright aquarelle-like coloured surface highlight it with a liberating non-finito technique that values the direct expression of emotions instead of the –completely impersonal – stylistic perfection. The beauty of the image does not lie in the accuracy of the execution but on the expression of emotions, thus detaching Giulio Iurissevich’s artworks from the fashion illustration genre with its superficial, plastic and lifeless lifestyle imagery.
Probably, the most interesting part of Giulio Iurissevich’s illustrations is the collage-influenced work. Figures composed as a collage of graphic elements, aggressively fused together, raise questions regarding the interpretation of the fragments that compose the whole in the process of a second reading. What symbolism do the letters under the chin and the leaves on the neck mean? There may be an underlying symbolic layer there, but that is not central in the interpretation of the works. The collage fragments merge into a whole as brushstrokes that shape the figure. There is certain aggressiveness and violence within the dark shades of these ‘collages’. Yet it is not Mary Shelley’s monstrous body (the creature of Frankenstein) or Max Ernst’s surgically fragmented figures in etchings and collages. There is ambivalence and an internal conflict that tortures Giulio Iurissevich’s heroines, deconstructs their figure but does not distort it. These girls, having accepted their dark side, their contradictions, fears and insecurities seem to have reached a fragile balance that holds all the contradictory fragments of their personality and life in a whole revealing their inner beauty with an aura of mystery.
MORFAE - http://www.morfae.com/
“Lavorare con Giulio è stata ed è un’esperienza elettrizzante. Siamo una rivista dedicata al wedding e abbiamo chiesto a Giulio di interpretare temi e mood rispettando il nostro tema e filosofia. Con eleganza e modernità, grande disponibilità ha realizzato illustrazioni e interventi su foto sempre innovative e di grande impatto.”
White Sposa - Italy - http://www.whitemagazine.it/
Images 29 the best british contemporary illustration 2005
Images 30 the best british contemporary illustration 2006 (AOI)
Big Book of fashion illustration (Batsford)
New fashion Illustration (Batsford)
Artaq book 01 - Urban arts awards (book about the work of the winners of the Urban arts awards 2010)
Artaq book 02 - Urban arts awards (book about the work of the winners of the Urban arts awards 2011)
400ml book - (kitchen 93)
Mona Lisa reimagined 2012
Skillism vol 1 2011
skillism vol 2 2012 Marc Mc Gough
finalist for the Warner Bros DC 75th Anniversary of Superheroes 2010 : Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green lantern...
selected artist by "USA by designers" 2010
DA BOMBA bronze award 2012
Top 10 Saatchi Abstract Showdown 2012
clients: Pepsi, Gap, Banana Republic, Brooks bros, Burlington, Warner Bros,Mazda, Vancouver Olympics 2010,Marie Claire,Elle,the Source,Computer Arts, Creative digital arts......
-Asia Toys expo taiwan
-Kisosung Municipal Cultural Bureau - Taiwan.
-Hong kong toys fair
-Toy Tokyo JP
-theshowroomnyc New york USA
-Toy cube New York - USA
-monorchid - phoenix USA
-Angers Grand Théâtre (FR) Artaq
Hôtel de Ville
-400ml maison des metallos - Paris,
-Dordogne - France - Chateau des Izards 400ml
-Studio 95London UK
-Studio 95 London (UK)
Alhambra CA 91801 USA
-Coningsbygallery - London - UK
-4th wall gallery - Dallas USA
-Espace Beaurepaire - Paris (FR)
-Stattbad - Berlin (Ger)
-Lyon / GALERIE CONFLUENCES (FR)
-Bruxelles / ESPACE ART 22 (B)
-the flow @ Supperclub (Amsterdam)
-she! - galleria spazio bevacqua panigai - treviso(italy)
Place: Espace Art 22 - 22, Rue Van Aa - 1050 Bruxelles
P A R I S
R E N N E S
Place: Rennes Parc des expositions / Rennes Airport / Rue Jules Vallès, Saint-Jacques de la Lande next to ESPRIT MAISON /
-ArtSuperHero exhibition @ the Lutetia Paris Rive Gauche Hotel
Limited Edition Art, Art Prints, Canvas Prints & Limited Edition Homewares etc: