Joe Iurato, signs his work :01. It’s his belief that a single second is the most powerful measurement of time; it only takes a second to decide you’re going to move forward in a positive direction, regardless of the obstacles and challenges you’ll face in life. From that decisive moment on, you should never look back.
His stencil art is a direct reflection of his daily interactions, inspirations and emotions. While the subjects of his paintings are often as random as each fleeting moment, a theme you’ll find reoccurring are powerful portraits of the young and old. For Joe, recollections of elderly provide a portal to the past, one that leads to wisdom and courage. And the honest, contemplative gaze of the very young reminds him how unpolluted and innocent we all once were. Joe believes that it is our universal responsibility to keep our children’s minds free from bias, greed and hate, because the fate of tomorrow belongs to and depends on them.