Ali Lanenga

„Fioritura”

Dimensions 38 cm x 30.5 cm
Limited Edition Collection of 50 Panels

available as of 1 September!

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    Ali Lanenga’s “Fioritura” – in English “Bloom” – was created in 2019. This photo calls to mind recollections of the glow emanating from flowers on a summer evening. The artist, recalling the process of developing the collection, described it as follows: “Every evening when my children went to sleep, I would go back into the dark-room studio. The memory of every flower remains in my mind. Wrapped in blue sheets, I dipped each flower petal in my chemical process and let the light from the garden come back to life.”

    The picture forms an extraordinary artistic bridge. It links directly with the photographic works of Anna Atkins – the courageous and inspirational pioneer of botanical photography – and, similarly, with Andy Warhol’s “Flowers” – a stylized, clear representation of Hibiscus. The image forms a bridge between past and contemporary art and incorporates the style of the 21st century.

    The enamelled art panel was prepared through use of stencilling and screen-printing techniques. The dimensions of the image are 38cm x 30.5cm and it was printed on a 1.5mm thick metal sheet. We explain historical printing techniques in our blog: Bringing “Fioritura” to life and lighting it up – a journey through historical printing techniques 

    Each enamelled art panel was manufactured for Emaille Art by the enamel sign manufacturer Ernst Schmitt , as a limited-edition collection of 50 pieces.

    The Artist: Ali Lanenga

    Ali Lanenga has been working since 2014 as a studio artist. She creates and exhibits artwork using traditional darkroom and digital techniques with archival processes. She has over 2,200 images licensed worldwide for use in printed and digital publications. Her clients consist of renowned firms including Marie Claire, Ritz-Carlton/The Newbury Boston, CVS, Walgreens, as well as Transport for London, and the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. She taught photography with a focus on alternative process, darkroom photography and digital storytelling at the Crealde School of Art in Florida. In 2019, she received the ‘Best in Show’ award at the Sandford Art Show. She is represented by Meyer Gallery, Park City, Utah.

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