The images you see below may look like photos of crumpled magazine pages. But, incredibly (even at a time when competent hyperrealism is everywhere), they’re paintings. In her Trash series, Italian artist Stefania Fersini paints discarded fashion spreads on an enlarged scale, rendering their folds and wrinkles in perfect detail. “Magazine papers picked recycled from rubbish, with their twists and reflections, divert the attention from the scene,” she writes in her artist statement. “Together with the products’ captions, they represent Consumerism and Appearance, that is the values and myths of nowadays society.” Click through to see the Trash paintings, which we discovered via Trendland, and visit Fersini’s website to learn more about her work.
Stefania Fersini, i-D spring summer 2012 page 162, 2012, oil on canvas, 135 cm x 95 cm