Francisca Pisfil (1978) is a Peruvian born artist living and working in Miami. Francisca Pisfil studied Painting and Electronic Media and graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Florida in 2011. Her work, which revolves around ideas of the subconscious, transformation and regeneration,
explores different art forms, such as drawing, painting, photography, video, installation, and sound.
Pisfil’s artistic engagement with material and technique is in constant evolution. In her artwork, nothing is stable. Objects are broken apart, disintegrated, stitched, and glued back together to remerge as new and metamorphosed forms. Lacking a specific orientation, her production evokes the ever changing condition of life. Introspective and inquisitive, Pisfil’s work deals with the fear of the unknown and the
psychological terror that becomes reality. It exposes in an imaginative fashion the hidden side of what we think we know. The outcome of this intimate approach to art is an intriguing production which yields unexpected ways of seeing the world.
As Pisfil acknowledges, her own body often acts as a source and subject for her work. The reflective creative process that she follows instills in her collages an ever changing quality that she supports by combining remnants of different nature. No end is expectedor attained. Pisfil’s work is, as life and her own body, constantly reawakening.
In order to stress such condition, the artist uses recycled materials. Glass, paper, metal, plastic, textiles, and electronics are given a second life in compositions that recall the inevitable advancement of life. In relation to it, Pisfil states: “I am fascinated with the idea of manipulating broken fragments and transform them into new lives. I see the broken pieces as a condition for new growth. I see them as an opportunity of a major metamorphosis. These works,” she stresses, “are full of possibilities of renewal, restoration, and growth.”