"I want to give a visual form to non-visual things that matter; feelings, right and wrong, hopes that go unfulfilled and love, that is bitter and sweet at the same time."
Born in 1965 in Finland, Anneli Di Francis has exhibited internationally in museums and galleries in South Korea, Germany, Iran, Macedonia, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, and Finland. She has been published in notable editions including International Contemporary Masters, WWAB, 2016, Art Market Shop, édition spéciale par Art Monaco 2016, Arte Collezionismo 2016, Effetto Arte Numero 5, Settembre/Ottobre 2015, ATIM’s Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art, ATIM, 2015, Important World Artists, WWAB, 2013 and her works belong in collections including the Haegeumgan Theme Museum, Geoje, South Korea, Seinäjoki Community Art Collection, Raahe Community Art Collection, Janita Co. Art Collection, Kuortane Library Art Collection and more. Di Francis is a member of International Culture & Arts Federation, Varikko Association, Bothnian Artists Association, International Biennale Artists, Artnations, Arts And Peace Society and Circle Foundation for the Arts.
"I’m constantly searching new ways to give a visible form to ideas and feelings in both of my sculptures and paintings. I prefer circulated vintage tablecloths etc. as a base for my paintings, because of their unique surface structure. Also, it gives me a feeling of connecting to past generations, creating layers of time by giving new life to old material, woven by hands long deceased."
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