Modern Reality, according to Federico Clapis
Discover the world of contemporary artist Federico Clapis, an eclectic creator with an unconventional background: from social media sensation to internationally recognized artist, his sculptural works explore the complex relationship between reality and technology and the condition of the human soul in the modern society.
Federico Clapis was born in Milan in 1987, and began diving into visual arts by producing viral videos on social media platforms. At the height of his media popularity, he then decided to convert his online presence into a platform to showcase his art.
This unique approach to the world of contemporary art tightly linked Clapis to the theme of technology in the modern age: his own life experience with media and innovation has influenced his most famous artworks, where technology itself is conceived as a metaphor for the contemporary in order to explore the human condition. Pieces such as Babydrone and The Connection strongly feature digital artifacts like drones and smartphone, incinting a deep reflection in the viewer about the current state of reality.
Using traditional materials like bronze, resin and cement, his works are a blend of artisanal techniques and forward-thinking vision: explore in our interview how Federico Clapis translates his introspection and intentions into beautifully crafted sculptures and drawings.