Drawing has always been his introspective natural lens for his own thoughts and feelings; his personal tool to observe, reflect and self-improve. He drew compulsively from a very early age. In a pursuit to understand "how things work" and his passion for technology, Agustin Di Luciano became an engineer from the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology (ITBA), where he won several national and international awards.
His works speak of higher dimensions of life, invisible to the eye but not to the open heart and mind. Through the painting process, he is in the search of greater freedom in his own human experience with the hope to share the hidden gems with the viewer.
From his studio in Tigre, Buenos Aires, he is full time developing art and new technology. Coding, painting, drawing and creating in new exciting projects with fellow artists, engineers and friends. Transforming pain, fear and anger into love, compassion and faith in Humanity. Choosing to believe in our self-regulating, mutating and creative capabilities. Choosing to repair, to heal and envisioning a new World.
Inspired by the curatorial text by Melina Ojagnan (Curator & Artist, Centro Cultural Borges & Galería El Quetzal)
"A snowflake never feels responsible for the avalanche"
Stanisław Jerzy Lec
The trees are one of the few living beings on which we, and numerous other life forms, depend on.
They have been 440+ millions more years on the planet than us and they know it better. They don’t only survive, but they also flourish, provide shelter, food, oxygen, and more.
I am passionate about the concept that a tree is a sensory whole, an omnidirectional eye, connected to the Earth itself, using a language that we still don’t decipher. What will they be "thinking" of us? What are they “talking” about through their interconnected roots, leaves and seeds?
Our human lifestyle is wood-dependent. Everything uses wood in some part of its process, from money to the pallets that carry our stuff to the stick that stirs our coffee. My question is, how can we ensure their existence?
It is very difficult as a society to have compassion for a simple tree, when it costs us to have it for the person next to us. Even culturally, we believe that trees do not feel, that they are to cut down when we need them or when they discomfort us.
What is a world without trees?
A world that lost sensibility, that lose its warmth of home.
The idea of he mural is to pay homage to them, to put them in front of our eyes, so that for a moment, the wood let us see the forest.
2017 Solo exhibition, 1st visual artist @ Decentraland.org
2016 Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Avalancha @ El Quetzal Gallery - Solo Exhibition
2016 Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina - IX Premio Pintura Bancor - Young Art Award @ Arq. Tamburini Museum - Group exhibition
2016 Boston, MA, USA - Art Lab @ Compass Gallery 204 – Individual exhibition
2016 Escobar, Pcia de Bs As, Argentina - Mujeres en los Espacios Públicos @ Soc Cosmopolita – Group exhibition
2015 San Francisco, California, USA - Hive.org Global Leader (scholarship)
2015 Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Bring Nature to BA - Mecenazgo Cultural de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
2015 Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina - South-American Business Forum
2014 Escobar, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Soc Fomento Villa Vallier - Dual Display
2011 Austin, Texas, USA - SXSW Festival - iPad art - Group Exhibition
2011 Guildford, England - iPad art - Independent Group exhibition
In the media:
2017 Ads of the World
2017 Infobae - Mural in Palermo
2016 Premiados IX Premio Pintura Bancor
2016 Diario La Voz del Interior
2016 Tekuma’s Diary Agustin Di Luciano: AKA Dilucious
2016 ArtLab - The largest gallery in Boston - feat. Dilucious by Tekuma
2015 HuffingtonPost - Hive Five — Toward A Better World
2015 ArtFusion galleries Miami
2015 Bring Nature to Buenos Aires
2015 Revista Asociación Graduados ITBA
2011 Mobile Art Revolution Finds its Heart in Guildford
2006 Diario La Nación: Cita con los líderes más destacados
2005 Diario La Nación: Valores e Innovación, los desafíos de los nuevos líderes
2004 Diario La Nación: El desafío de crecer