Artist in residence at The Cube Gallery, Goa - 2021
Flavius is on a residency at the Cube Gallery, Goa, making new mixed media paintings on paper and oil paintings on panels and canvas. It is inspiring working at the gallery and taking painting to the next level.
Embodiments of Infinity - Solo show - The Cube Gallery, Goa - 2021
Presenting bronze and ceramic sculptures along with oil and mixed media paintings, Embodiments of Infinity explores, celebrates, and announces a world of pure form. Biomorphic abstraction emerged in the early 20th century in sculpture and painting when artists sought expression for nature’s germinal forces of life through a language of pure form that stood on its own, without fixed, rational meaning. Suggestive of nature, but not resembling its finished objects, the rounded archetypal forms speak of essence and potency that produce the multiplicity of nature’s forms. This solo show by sculptor Flavius Pisapia is a celebration of life forces, presenting an impactful body of work, created over the past five years, in a continual search for the forces and processes that sustain and uplift us. Open from the 28th of January until 20th of March 2021.
Featured in #GetCreativeHSoA Art challenge no. 121, by Hampstead School of Art - 2020
Flavius was recently chosen as an inspiring artist for #GetCreativeHSoA, a weekly art challenge by Hampstead School of Art, London. “Be inspired by Flavius Pisapia, create an artwork inspired by the idea of Infinity and express a boundless or endless energy. Use any materials.” Drawing by @lindamateur inspired by this challenge.
Gallery representation with The Artling, Singapore & Shanghai - 2020
Flavius Pisapia is now represented by The Artling. The Artling is an art consultancy and online gallery focused on highlighting the best of contemporary art and design from both emerging and established studios and galleries.
Gallery representation with Singulart Gallery, France - 2020
Flavius Pisapia is now represented by Singulart Gallery. Singulart Gallery is a curated art platform based in Paris. Flavius was invited to join the gallery as an internationally recognised artist.
Artnet - 2019
Flavius Pisapia’s work is now available on Artnet, represented by SculptureSite Gallery. Artnet is the art world online. Find artworks for sale, online auctions, top galleries, leading artists, and breaking art market news from around the globe.
Gallery representation with Sculpturesite Gallery, USA - 2019
Flavius Pisapia is now represented by Sculpturesite Gallery. 'Sculpturesite Gallery is committed to strong works of sculpture that energize the space they occupy and are imbued with wit, intelligence and a love for the material and form. Each artist is carefully selected based on their approach to the concept and craft of sculpture and the contribution they are making to the world of contemporary sculpture.'
Artist in residence at Studio Sukriti, Jaipur - 2019
Flavius is working on a new Artist Proof (AP) sculpture series for a diverse portfolio of works cast in silicon bronze. This is a long term project based on metamorphosis and organic form, consisting of pieces up to twenty-two inches in height and 25 kg in weight. He is also welcoming commissions for works in bronze, which can be made in any dimension and can be shipped worldwide. Please visit the Commissions page for details.
Artist in residence at Mandala Pottery, Auroville - 2019
Flavius completed four months artist in residence at the Mandala Pottery run by Adil Writer. It was a continuation of his exploration and experimentation with ceramics, testing the material with his organic sculpture forms. He had the chance to play with ideas; worked with local seed pods for inspiration and came out with a new series to be made in bronze. During this time of new ideas and artistic expansion, he had the opportunity to improve his understanding of ceramics, identifying the medium's potential in its immediacy as well as its limitation, in its fragility. He also met many artists including Ray and Deborah, of Golden Bridge Pottery at their private gallery in Pondicherry.
Raku Studio, Pune - 2018
Flavius set up his home studio for creating ceramic sculptures using the Raku technique. He bought the main components of his set-up like the kiln, glazes and large tongs from Sundeep Manchekar of Anvi Pottery, located on the outskirts of Pune. He visited the studio to test-fire the kiln and note down instructions, before it was delivered home. The Raku sculpture firings were done during the hot summer on the open terrace. Two sets of firings were done: 'bisque' firing, followed by 'glaze' firing, where the pieces are pulled out at 1000°C and placed into a reduction chamber filled with burning material. The black smoke enters into the cracks, creating the Raku effect. Throughout the process safety equipment is a must. Firing typically takes 7-8 hours.
Artist in residence and facilitating Sculpture Therapy Training at Adipa, Pune - 2018
Flavius conducted a 12-day Sculpture Therapy training for the core team members of Ruby Jhunjhunwala’s studio Adipa, and a session for Hrishikesh Pawar's dance team. Ruby and her team facilitate clay sessions for children with special needs. The training was experiential, focusing on process and reflection through pure forms made in clay. It also consisted of valuable sharing, observation as well as an introduction to the principles of the human being viewed from an Anthroposophical art and therapy perspective. “This workshop has made me feel very connected to myself. It has strengthened the awareness of what is happening around me and how I feel about it. ...It has decluttered my mind and also motivated me to clear up the physical space around me.” - Training participant
Jaipur Ceramic Triennale - Woven Together Exhibition, Pune - 2018
Flavius was part of a group installation project titled Woven Together, with 42 other artists, exhibited at the Indian Ceramics Triennale 2018 held in Jaipur. The event took place in the Juneja Art Gallery with a contemporary dance performance. The art project, conceptualized by Ruby Jhunjhunwala, was centered around inclusiveness and consisted of original hanging tile pieces created by artists from all over India and the world. View the Juneja gallery article about the exhibition.
'The Higher Self' exhibition, Pune - 2018
Flavius' exhibition 'The Higher Self' was hosted at Monalisa Kalagram, Koregaon Park. It consisted of 30+ large oil paintings, mixed media drawings and brass sculptures, all following the theme of the exhibition. ‘The sculptures were conceived as the portraits of the self. They were first made in clay and later cast in brass. They were polished to a natural golden sheen of the alloy, representing the golden light of the Higher Self.’ - Flavius Pisapia. The event was publicized by Times of India.
1st and 2nd Module Sculpture Therapy Training, Bangalore - 2017-2018
Flavius conducted his Sculpture Therapy training modules over 6 intensive days, on an Art Therapy training accredited by the Medical Section of the Goetheanum, Switzerland. The certified training organized by Dr. Wahida Murthy was given to 25 doctors and therapists and covered clay exercises, drawing, journaling, Goethean observation, metamorphosis and more. The training took place twice; in 2017 and 2018 and Flavius' facilitation skills were highly praised. Flavius is an accredited artistic therapy trainer by the Medical Section of the Goetheanum, Switzerland and offers training to a wide variety of groups, upon request.
'Soul Journey' exhibition, Pune - 2016
Flavius' week-long art exhibition, ‘Soul Journey’, a series of metal sculptures and framed watercolour paintings, was held at the Gyaan Adab centre in Kalyani Nagar. The exhibition was inaugurated by a Eurythmy dance performance by his wife Sahya Samson, choreographed to poems that were written by Randhir Khare especially for the event and recited by Veronica Krishnayya. The event was well-attended with much enthusiasm for the artwork. Read more about the exhibition in this article by The Golden Sparrow.
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