GERLANDA DI FRANCIA

SILVA MIRABILIS 

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Friday • August 5th, 2022

Arch Enemy Arts is pleased to present SILVA MIRABILIS, a stunning new collection of works by Italian artist, Gerlanda di Francia.

 

The show consists of six acrylic paintings inspired by the mystical and historic land from which the artist is based. Done in the splendid technique of fresco, Gerlanda builds her captivating scenes with layers of color and hatching. The subject matter, born of both ancient legends and the artist’s own childhood musings, is enchanting and ethereal. Occupying this magical forest are fairy rings, witches, fungi, and fauna– each adding their own visual nod to the narrative Gerlanda has woven throughout the series.

 

Gerlanda’s aim is to inspire awe and wonder through the style of horror vacui, while also giving focus to the current plight of the planet. By presenting something wondrous and fantastical, the artist hopes to bring the viewer “a return to the fantasy of childhood.”

Expounding on this, di Francia writes:

 

“In this body of work I mainly wanted to look for the freshness, the inner place, made of fantastic animals, anthropomorphic plants, in an imaginary forest. This is because sometimes there is a need to go back and look at reality veiled by fantasy, sometimes this makes me feel good, and I would like to give something magical and positive to those who look at these new works.”

-- writeup by Alexander Medlin II

 

Gerlanda di Francia's SILVA MIRABILIS exhibition will be on view from August 5th - September 4th, 2022.
Sold works will begin to ship the week of September 11th, unless other arrangements have been made.

All items marked with a red dot have been sold.
Payment plan options are available.

Gerlanda di Francia
Gerlanda di Francia

"Mid-Season Flight" (2022) acrylic on paperwood 9.5" x 9.5" framed to 14.5" x 14.5" $860 USD

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Gerlanda di Francia
Gerlanda di Francia

"Witch Heart" (2022) acrylic on wood panel 12" x 10" framed to 15" x 14" $900 USD

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Gerlanda di Francia
Gerlanda di Francia

"Magical Goldfinches Meal" (2022) acrylic on wood panel 11" x 14" framed to 12" x 15" $860 USD

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Gerlanda di Francia
Gerlanda di Francia

"Vesper Eye" (2022) acrylic on Fabriano cardboard 6.6" x 5.1" framed to 9" x 12" $350 USD

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Gerlanda di Francia
Gerlanda di Francia

"Undergrowth Cycle" (2022) acrylic on cardstock 11" x 9" $300 USD

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Gerlanda di Francia
Gerlanda di Francia

"Eye Catching" (2022) acrylic on Fabriano cardboard 4" x 6" framed to 7 x 9" $300 USD

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PAST CATALOG WORKS

all works marked with a red dot have been sold.

available pieces are eligible to be purchased with a payment plan / shipped worldwide

Gerlanda fi Francia
Gerlanda fi Francia

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME "Peach Tree of Love" (2022) acrylic paint on wood panel 10" x 12" framed to 15" x 17" $800 USD

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Gerlanda di Francia
Gerlanda di Francia

"Rosso Maggiore" (2020) acrylic on wood panel 8" x 14.5" framed to 9.8" x 15.7" $840 USD

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Gerlanda di Francia
Gerlanda di Francia

"Venus Flytrap" (2021) acrylic on wood panel 12" x 12" framed to 15" x 15" $860 USD

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Gerlanda di Francia
Gerlanda di Francia

"Reborn" (2021) acrylic on cardstock 6" framed to 8" round $160 USD

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Gerlanda di Francia
Gerlanda di Francia

"Death and The Maiden" (2021) pencil and titanium white acrylic 4" x 4" framed to 6" x 6" $130 USD

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Gerlanda di Francia
Gerlanda di Francia

"Play With Fire" (2021) acrylic on paper wood board 5" x 8" framed to 6" x 9" $230 USD

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