Over many years, Filippo Sciascia has explored the pictorial tensions between painting and imaging technology of the new era, challenging the art of painting as a practice. Choosing photographic imagery to re-depict on canvas, Sciascia captures the transitional process from one medium to another in an amalgamation of pixels, lines and forms. The emphasis on the process in his work rather than on the object demands a profound understanding of the character and history of each media. Sciascia demonstrates this knowledge through his consistent and loyal struggle with the challenges of representation and reality. Through a mastery of tone, perspective and composition, the artist achieves a mode of expression that is absorbing and poetic.
Filippo Sciascia was born in Palma Di Montechiaro (Agrigento) in 1973. Following two years of living in New York, he moved to Trieste to attend the Institute of Art in Nordio, completing his studies at the Academy of Florence. From 1987, Filippo Sciascia travelled regularly between New York and Italy. His move to Bali in 1998 was the result of extensive work in local and international projects across Southeast Asia and China. Currently, the artist lives and works between Bali and Milan.
Solo exhibitions have been held at venues such as Museum Castel Dell’ Ovo, Naples (2012); Langgeng Art Foundation, Yogyakarta (2011); National University of Singapore Museum (2010); Spazio Obraz, Milan (2010); Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur (2009); Langgeng Gallery/Kendra Gallery, Bali (2009). Work by the artist has been included in a number of recent group exhibitions at ArtJog12, Yogyakarta (2012); Hong Kong Art Fair (2012); Kendra Gallery, Bali (2011); Emmitan Contemporary Art Gallery, Surabaya (2011); L’Archimede Gallery d’Art, Rome (2009) and Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore (2008).