Astonishing Photorealistic Paintings of Crumpled Fashion Magazine Pages


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

Stefania Fersini, LOVE n08 autumn winter 2012, 2012, oil on canvas, 100 cm x 80 cm

Stefania Fersini, Velvet n 37, 2011, oil on canvas, 120 cm x 80 cm

Stefania Fersini, Wonderland november-decembre 2011, 2012, oil on linen, 120 cm x 90 cm

Stefania Fersini, Please! spring summer 2012 page 78, 2012, oil on canvas, 180 cm x 130 cm

Stefania Fersini, LOVE n06 autumn winter 2011, 2012, oil on linen, 150 cm x 120 cm