Jeff Iorillo: Construction and Deconstruction
Los Angeles based Jeff Iorillo works with a variety of media to create sculptural pieces that resonate in the subconscious of the viewer. Jeff has recently been in Black at The Loft at Liz’s. In April, he will be part of “Scranch”, a group happening in Twentynine Palms. Then, opening May 3, he will be in a three-person show at LA Artcore Brewery Annex.
I’m a Los Angeles-based painter, sculptor and filmmaker working in acrylic, enamel and mixed media on canvas, masonite, and metal, as well as clay, plaster, sheet steel, and video.
I am essentially a process artist, inspired by the investigation of materials and methods. This ongoing process exploration leads to distinct bodies of work, whose consistent throughline is a bold abstract approach pushing mass and momentum, color and gesture. I’m interested in seizing the attention with an immediate impact, then holding it with a dynamic technique and details that encourage speculation.
I’m looking to create images and objects with a presence that feels substantial, inhabited. I’m less interested in communicating my own story than I am in providing a moment of contemplation that invites the viewer to create their own. I’m going for work that has a tone, a feeling specific to itself.
The work lives at the boundary between control and chaos: a specific, usually invented, technique pushed to its breaking point to achieve a spontaneity and unrestrained quality beyond my original intention.