Francisca Ahlers

1984, Chile

Years of collecting books, travel archives and studying art in Europe, went hand in hand with visiting historical monuments and grand palaces, remnants of past golden eras. This nostalgic raking over the past encompasses these inspirational elements, weaved together with her own curiosity in loose charcoal lines depicting Baroque, whimsical and once decadent interiors.

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Francisca Ahlers

Something Of Gaudí

110 x 110 cm

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Francisca Ahlers

The Peak Of Chic

2019
110 x 85 cm

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Francisca Ahlers

A Charming Place

2019
110 x 85 cm

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Francisca Ahlers

The Peacock In The Lounge

2019
78 x 108 cm

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Francisca Ahlers

The Big Garden

80 x 130 cm

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Francisca Ahlers

The Black Lounge

2020
130 x 150 cm

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Francisca Ahlers

Enrique VIII

28 x 34 cm

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Francisca Ahlers

The Royal Imperial

2016
106 x 124 cm

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Francisca Ahlers

Salón Rojo

75 x 111 cm

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Francisca Ahlers

Marie Antoinette

2019
110 x 130 cm

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Francisca Ahlers

The British Aristocracy

2019
110 x 160 cm

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Francisca Ahlers

The Emerald Room

2021
120 x 85 cm

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Francisca Ahlers

El Salón De La Fortuna

2019
103 x 130 cm

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Francisca Ahlers

Lovely Room

2016
84.5 x 114.5 cm

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Francisca Ahlers

Si Las Paredes Hablaran

2021
105 x 137 cm

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Francisca Ahlers

Ellas Y Sus Caprichos

2021
55 x 125 cm

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Francisca Ahlers

Yves Saint Laurent En Su Chateau

2021
100 x 130 cm

Francisca Ahlers

For many years Ahlers was content with the simplicity of black charcoal on white canvas, adding carefully curated splashes of colour to her otherwise spontaneous work. Recently this has given way to her new need to explore colour further with vibrant acrylics bringing waves of new life to her familiar majestic salons and solitary figures that are so important to her narrative. With spontaneous gestures, nostalgic moments are immortalized in time.

“The rooms in my paintings are small trips to the past. I look for an alternative reality through a fictional scenario, represented by a dystopian era of booms and declines.”

Francisca Ahlers has exhibited internationally with Villa del Arte Galleries for over a decade in Barcelona, Amsterdam, London, NYC, Chicago and Miami. She now lives and works in Chile.

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