Federico Clapis (born in Milan on April 4, 1987) is an Italian contemporary artist.
He began his career in a completely unique way, opening up new itineraries and horizons in the world of art. For years, Clapis has been working "undercover" producing viral videos on social networks and accumulating millions of followers and views. In 2015, at the moment of his greatest popularity, he decided to withdraw from the world of entertainment and converted his online presence into a dissemination tool for his artistic projects hitherto kept hidden.
In 2010 he begins a long inner journey aimed at exploring the most intimate conditions of the human soul, lives in an ashram in India and continues his search in the West through various existential paths. Clapis relates to his artistic process as the materialization of his own path, medium of introspection to share with his followers. Technology, a recurring theme in his best known works, becomes a contemporary metaphor for exploring our timeless emotional states. The artist invites his online audience daily to write and share on social networks how much each work arouses in them, considering the collective act of externalization as an integral part of the artistic intention. Sculptures, installations and video art thus become a vehicle for a deeper adventure, discovering an interiority shared between artist and observer.