Jago sculpts like Michelangelo and is a rock star. Jago is the symbol of the contemporary artist who combines creative talent with communication skills. Jago is also the tile of the catalogue of his first major exhibition held in Palazzo Bonaparte in Rome. From Memoria di Sé to Excalibur, from Figlio Velato to Pietà, the catalogue collects the strongest and most famous works of the author and portrays them through the lens of the famous photographer Dirk Voegel. The catalog contains critical texts by Maria Teresa Benedetti, Vittorio Sgarbi, Father Loffredo and Sylvain Bellenger.
Born in 1987, Jacopo Cardillo, known pseudonymously as Jago, is a skilful sculptor with roots in some of the exemplary techniques of our past, and is universally known as “The Social Artist” for his innate communication skills and the great success he has achieved on social media. Jago directly reaches the hearts of the public who love him. In his works, he also uses tragic elements in a constant play of references, with a vision always aimed at the issues of the present, provocatively triggering the viewers’ reflection on the status of our times.