ART CRUSH: STEFANIA FERSINI

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Holy amazing oil painting skills, guys. If you've ever tried using oil paints, you know what an incredible achievement these works are...

In her Trash series, Italian artist Stefania Fersini paints discarded crumpled pages from fashion magazines. Picked from the recycle bin and recreated on an enlarged scale, Stefania's work represents + critiques society's obsession with consumerism and appearance.

Beautiful, well-executed, and a deeper message? I'd say this is a contemporary art win. High five, Stefania.

 

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See more from Stefania Fersini on Galleray. This post is sponsored by Galleray. All opinions are my own.

ART CRUSH: MILLEE TIBBS

MilleeTibbs I think it goes: "Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn, then always be a unicorn."

7-year-old Erin definitely agreed with that... and would have freaked the eff out over these photos by Millee Tibbs I found on Galleray. I mean, how many of you wanted a pony when you were little? Show of hands... and how many wanted a unicorn? Yep. I'm right there with ya.

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Tibbs says:

The series Virgin Land, Wyoming explores the desire to make the imaginary into the real. I constructed prosthetic unicorn horns that I fitted onto horses at a tourist destination ranch resort in Wyoming.

Well if that doesn't get you to Wyoming, I don't know what will. Which unicorn is your favorite? Mine is definitely Poco...

 

01. Poco 02. Ranger 03. Poco in the Corral 04. Blue Eyes in the Pasture 05. Rusty (note: all work titles begin with Virgin Land, Wyoming)

See more from Millee Tibbs on Galleray and her website. This post is sponsored by Galleray. All opinions are my own.

ART CRUSH: DANIEL GRANT

I can't believe how many art crushes I've found on Galleray. It's like all of my art soul mates are rounded up in one place... I decided to highlight Daniel Grant this week because, as a landlocked Colorado gal, I've always been slightly obsessed with the ocean and the whole beach lifestyle.

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I grew up listening to Sublime, watching Dogtown and Z-Boys, and dreaming of moving to California some day. Hey, that still might happen... but in reality, I'd never be able to hang out in the sun all day (I'm Irish after all), I hate getting my hair wet, and I'm kind of afraid of the ocean. Still, a part of me dreams of being a surfer girl.

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Daniel Grant creates his photos using a Holga camera. Love the Holgs! Although first created as children's toys, these cameras now have quite the cult following. They essentially take away the control and technical aspects of photography. Their poorly sealed cases are known for adding their own mark on the photos, like lens flaring, blurring, and vignetting.

When using a Holga, all you can do is try your best and surrender your control over the outcome... much like surfing. Whoa, did I just blow your mind?

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Which Daniel Grant photo is your favorite? All of them? I hear ya...

 

01. longboard 02. twin palms 03. brft boy 04. dora 05. surf motel 06. pride 07. timing sets 08. right

See more from Daniel Grant on Galleray and his website. This post is sponsored by Galleray. All opinions are my own.

ART CRUSH: ANIBAL VALLEJO

What better way to kick off 2013 than with a brand new art crush? Anibal-Vallejo

Aníbal Vallejo lives and works in Medellín, Colombia. He combines embroidery, fabric, acrylic, and graphite to create some pretty uh-mazing mixed media work.

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With bursts of flora, unexpected animals, intriguing faceless figures, and embroidered accents, Vallejo's work always leaves me wanting more... it's like there's a whole story behind each work and we only get a tiny piece of the puzzle. I mean, you know this cat lady has a story to tell.

Anibal Vallejo

I'm always perusing the interweb for new art crushes. I learned about Aníbal Vallejo on Galleray. If you're an artist or art lover, check 'em out yo. Galleray's mission is to connect people with art... oh you know I'm down with that.

 

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What do you think of Aníbal Vallejo's work? Crush-worthy? Those embroidered cats are just too awesome...

 

From the top: Untitled | Belle Brummell | Untitled | Untitled | Untitled

See more from Aníbal Vallejo on Galleray and his website. This post is sponsored by Galleray. All opinions are my own.