Art Jakarta | Filippo Sciascia 26-28 August, 2022: Filippo Sciascia: Primitive Learning

Jakarta Convention Center Senayan, 26 - 28 August 2022 
Booth B16 Opening 26 Aug: 6pm - 9pm, 27 - 28 Aug: 1pm - 9pm

Yeo Workshop is pleased to present a solo  of  new and recent works by Bali-based artist Filippo Sciascia for Art Jakarta

Art Jakarta will be held on 26- 28 August 2022 at Plaza Senayan. For a VIP pass or tickets , please contact the gallery. Alternatively, tickets are available here.


Concerned with social evolution from prehistoric times to present day, Sciascia uses light as a grounding element throughout his works. From the incorporation of volcanic sand to synthetic fur to realistic oil paintings to works with neon light within, the artist skilfully manipulates materiality beyond mere representation of light itself, in turn, drawing observations and truth about society and our subconscious. From the Industrial Revolution in the 20th Century to the digital age in present-day where we are constantly tied to our device screens, he combines the sensibilities of modernity with a profound understanding and interest in epistemology. Collectively titled Primitive Learning, these works reflect on the formation of knowledge from ancient and biological processes, with light being one core element universal to the human experience.

Filippo Sciascia (b. 1972, Italy) works between figuration and abstraction, capturing the transitional process from one medium to another in an amalgamation of pixels, lines and forms. Based in Bali, Indonesia, the artist has explored the pictorial tensions between painting and new age technology, challenging the boundaries of painting as a practice. He places an emphasis on the process in his work rather than on the object, which demands a profound understanding of the character and history of each media.

Sciascia has been exhibited internationally in Indonesia, Italy, USA and Southeast Asia.