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Silvia Pelissero Methodically Illustrates Faces with Unstable Streaks

 - Aug 15, 2011
References: agnes-cecile.deviantart & urhajos.tumblr
I've always been fascinated by artists who are able to methodically control streaky paint into precise works of art, but Silvia Pelissero elevates her artwork from the rest by introducing a variety of colors to each of her pieces. Primarily working in watercolors and oil paints, the Italian artist is making a name for herself with these drippy paint portraits. It's incredible how she manages to incorporate what some artists would consider to be mistakes into her creations.

Silvia Pelissero's style also reminds me of Yoji Shinkawa's brushwork, but he never quite manages to establish value and gradations in quite the way Pelissero does. Artists working in a similar style to Pelissero had better up their game if they're going to compete with such a world-class artist.

Implications - Consumers are fascinated with the arts because they provide viewers with euphoric escapist experiences. Corporations looking to satiate consumer demand for surrealistic imagery may consider using such images in promotional campaigns as well as in products.