Federico Clapis

Touch Scream 2018 resin 35 x 80 x 36 cm
Touch Scream

2018

resin 35 x 80 x 36 cm

Babydrone 2018 resin 50 x 92 x 50 cm  @Triennale Museum
Babydrone

2018

resin 50 x 92 x 50 cm

@Triennale Museum

Babydrone 2019 bronze 15 x 15 x 32 cm
Babydrone

2019

bronze 15 x 15 x 32 cm

The Connection 2017 resin 95 x 50 x 40 cm
The Connection

2017

resin 95 x 50 x 40 cm

The Connection 2017 bronze 30 x 15 x 15 cm
The Connection

2017

bronze 30 x 15 x 15 cm

Grieving Conceptions 2018 resin 65 x 160 x 60 cm  @Trienale Museum
Grieving Conceptions

2018

resin 65 x 160 x 60 cm

@Trienale Museum

Anthony 2020 mixed media 35 x 15 x 15 cm
Anthony

2020

mixed media 35 x 15 x 15 cm

Taboo  2019 elastic polymers 50 x 130 x 50 cm  (installation view)
Taboo

2019

elastic polymers 50 x 130 x 50 cm

(installation view)

Physical Distancing 2020 mixed media 30 x 32 x 34 cm
Physical Distancing

2020

mixed media 30 x 32 x 34 cm

Health First 2020 mixed media 83 x 126 x 50 cm
Health First

2020

mixed media 83 x 126 x 50 cm

Welcome 2019 plastic, cononut, rubber 45 x 75 x 43 cm  (detail)
Welcome

2019

plastic, cononut, rubber 45 x 75 x 43 cm

(detail)

Mamaegotchi 2019 concrete 50 x 40 x 40 cm
Mamaegotchi

2019

concrete 50 x 40 x 40 cm

Without us 2020 mixed media 50 x 40 x 40 cm
Without us

2020

mixed media 50 x 40 x 40 cm

The Real Color of Grey 2018 concrete, resin 20 x 35 x 20 cm
The Real Color of Grey

2018

concrete, resin 20 x 35 x 20 cm

Prison home 2015 Mixed media 135 x 30 x 30 cm
Prison home

2015

Mixed media 135 x 30 x 30 cm

Biography

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.

ARTIST STATEMENT

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.

Exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS

2019 Shades of Black, Storpunkt, Monaco 

2019 Umano & Disumano, curated by Maria Luisa Trevisan, Art Factory, Venezia 

2018 Crypto Connection, Observation Point Square, Londra 

2017 City of God, WordSaveWord, Rio de Janeiro 

2015 Nati in cattività, Fondazione Maimeri, Milano 

2015 Vincitore del Pitagora Art Prize, Pitagora Museum, Crotone

2015 Vernon Gallery, Monaco 


PRESS

Al Jazeera France, Settembre 2019; Corriere della Sera, Agosto 2019; Juliet, Maggio 2019; Forbes, Giugno 2018; The Times, Giugno 2018; Velvet Dubai, Giugno 2018; Il Giornale, Febbraio 2018; Artslife, Agosto 2015; La Provincia, Ottobre 2015.


Federico Clapis