Ignazio Colt Nicastro is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus in printmaking, specifically silkscreen, and is currently expanding into the sculpture realm. He is a graduate from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Arts, with double majors in Fine Art & Art History and Communication, Culture, Information and Technology.
His portfolio mostly consists of a series of space prints, all intimate in size but vast in layers. This exemplifies his desire to push the boundaries of fine art, not by attempting to create realistic images but something that stands out from other pieces of work. His silkscreens range from four to thirty layers and consist of vibrant colours and shapes that draw viewers in for a closer examination of the work.
His sculptural series, which is in the making as we speak, will be addressing the different psychological ideologies of Queer Identities. More information to come once the series is public.
Aside from generating new work, Nicastro is also building on his curatorial experience. With a few opportunities in the curatorial realm, like working alongside the Society of York Region Artists, Nicastro is taking the necessary steps to become a curator. In 2019 he launched his own Emerging Artist Exhibition, a gallery space that aims to provide emerging artists with a public platform without enforcing any economic barriers.
When Nicastro isn’t spending his time on his emerging art career, he is working on his debut fantasy series: The Trials of Salahan and another novel in the making, The Clearing. Release dates coming soon.