Artist Bio: Gerlanda di Francia, Italian artist, is somehow today associated with the Italian Surrealist Pop movement. She studies art from childhood onwards, prefers classic techniques; oil on canvas for painting, and pen for drawing. The usage of classic techniques tries to make plausible and convincing her improbable visions, dreamlike or fantastic may they be. She explores the tragedy of our daily lives with the consciousness of those nightmares and anxieties that accompany us from childhood: in fairy tales there are not only prince charmings, but also ogres and wicked witches. We have to fight every day with these, in order for them not to crush us and make us become like them.