The review: in 2016, flavio bisciotti was cleaning up the remains from a fire that burned down his home art-studio in venice

Venice Artist Flavio Bisciotti turns burned studio items into memorable works of ART with the help of local artist Photographs by Francine Yang

This time last year, Flavio Bisciotti was cleaning up the remains from a fire that burned down his home art-studio in Venice. The loss included his personal paintings, photographs and ephemera, furniture, objects, tools, materials, clothing, files, and things he had collected over his lifespan. When Flavio recovered from the initial shock, he spoke with his friends and the idea to create art from what he could salvage was conceived.

#PALIMPSEST (something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form) Venice, is an appropriate name for an exhibition that not only brings creativity from the loss-damage but also a collaboration with local artist and the community. Since Flavio (chief creative officer of FAB-gallery in Santa Monica) has curated art exhibits in the past that involved local artists, the participants were not only able to make art from the ruins, the project also strengthened their relationship with each other.

Below is a list of participating artist in #PalimpsestVenice: (more about them in upcoming issues of TribeLA Magazine)

Alexandra Dillon – Amy Kaps – Anthony Schmitt
Barbara Kosoff – Barbara Mastej – Brian Murphy
Campbell Laird – Christine Palma – Cristina Monmany
Doron Gazit – Eric Schwabel – Felipe Martinez Carbonell
Gary Palmer – Gus Harper – Javier de Aubeyzon
Jennifer Verge – John C. Ransom – Joshua Elias – Juan Feldman
Lula Flores – Mark Farina – Mark Lipson
Nikolas Soren Goodich – Rana Wilson – Rohitash Rao
Sandy Bleifer – Tori White – Michael Torquato deNicola

You can view “Art from the Ashes” at FAB-gallery, 2001 Main Street in Santa Monica. For more information go to:

To view the video, click here.

Flavio Bisciotti is a multi-faceted individual with several deep areas of interest. This includes his artwork, and also his company Bisciotti Design + Build, and his championing of artists through his art gallery, FAB-gallery in Santa Monica.

Editor’s Note: Here’s an update on Flavio Bisciotti at this link.|
This post originally published January 28, 2017.