Over many years, Sciascia has explored the pictorial tensions between painting and imaging technology of the new era, challenging the art of painting as a practice.
Working between figuration and abstraction, 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.
Filippo Sciascia (b. 1972, Italy) is an Italian artist based in Bali, Indonesia. Besides practising as an artist, the artist has contributed significantly to the Balinese art scene. He founded the Gaya Gallery ( active 1998 - 2008) as a platform for local Balinese artists and to network and provide residency artists across Yogyakarta such as Jumaldi Alfi, Ugo Untoro, S.Teddy Darmawan, Eko Nugroho, Mella Jaarsma, and collaborations with Cemeti Art House. He also showed the eminent curator and artist Robert Morgan. We can count his significant contributions to the Balinese contemporary art scene through the translation of the exhibitions to the Indonesian pavilion at the Venice Biennale with artists Made Wianta (2003) and Krisna Murti (2005). He continues to live and work in Bali and thrive within the community.
He studied art at the Institute of Art, Nordio, Trieste and Fine Arts Academy, Florence, in Italy. He has had solo exhibitions in various venues in Italy, USA and Southeast Asia such as Sarang I, Yogyakarta, Indoneisa (2016); National Archaeological Museum of Naples, Italy (2013), Museum Castel Dell’ Ovo, Naples (2012); Langgeng Art Foundation, Yogyakarta (2011); 54th Exposition Venice Biennale (2011); National University of Singapore Museum (2010); Galleria Poggiali Firenze in Pietrasanta and Milan (2010); Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur (2009).