FILIPPO IOCO - PROFILE
A man wears a bathing suit, or does he? What looks like a can of beer is actually
comprised of painted models. A woman miraculously blends into her rocky surroundings.
These are just some of the illusions created by artist Filippo ioco.
Italian born Piscean, Filippo ioco, enjoys living life to its fullest. It’s no wonder then that
through this vastly creative talent that “Movement of Color” was born. “Movement of
Color” is an art form that eliminates all objects, shapes, and materialistic things,
concentrating solely on the use of color and the play of imagination. This became the
underlying strength of his life and fine art career, yet Filippo strived to go further with this
new movement. Once participating in an art exhibit, he realized that his work should
never be repetitive. He chose to affect the minds of the viewers leading to his next
creation, "Body Painting". Finally, “Movement of Color” came to true life. The body
painted into the painting, became one. After capturing and preserving this on film,
“Bodies of Color” was born. This new medium was mastered into nature, animals and
from bathing suits to corsets on both men and women and anything else that he could
paint one into, it may look real but in reality it is a vision created by Filippo. This opened
up new artistic possibilities for Filippo making him a respected world wide body painter
and fine artist. Through it he has been able to explore the importance of color, the power
of imagination, emotion, and fantasy. The human figure/ nudity, sexuality, gender
bending and discrimination of skin color have been expressed in his work.
His new revolution in art soon stretched the globe from gallery shows at the Gallement
International Gallery in New York City to the Soicher - Marin Gallery in Los Angeles to
name just two. Filippo’s fine art and decorative art have also been displayed in the MGM
and Marriott Hotels, retail outlets Marshall Fields, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Target and
Wallmart and sold on web sites such as Art.com and Allposters.com. Filippo’s fine art
work has also been seen on HBO’s “Entourage” and “CSI Miami” on CBS. It has also
been show cased in publications such as “Hollywood Life” and “House Beautiful”.
Through his body painting Filippo has discussed his work in various print interviews such
as “The San Juan Magazine” and “The Makeup Magazine” plus personal appearances
on ABC’s “Good Morning America”, “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not”, The Travel Channel and
featured on CNN’s “Larry King Live”. Ad campaigns and Special events have also been
a major source of exposure for Filippo’s body painting. Anheuser Bush, Argosy Casino,
AOL, Artisan Entertainment, Bacardi, Cirque Du Soleil, Coors Light, Elizabeth Arden,
Heineken, KFC, Lowenbrau, Mac Cosmetics, MTV, Palms Casino & Resort, Philip
Morris, Playboy, Red Bull and Samsung have all commissioned work from Filippo. In
addition, Filippo has used his artistic creativity in bringing awareness to causes and
organizations that support children with HIV/ AIDS, AIDS research, breast cancer and
the abuse against women and children.
As he continues to explore new ideas, Filippo ioco proves himself an asset to the art
world of our time and of that to come.