Tuesday, 5 April 2011

cutting & pasting elegance

“Espero”,  2011
“Collage is the noble conquest of the irrational,
the coupling of two realities, irreconcilable in
appearance, upon a plane which apparently
does not suit them.”
Max Ernst

“Si sale el sol”,  2011
I've been suddenly attracted to the enigmatic yet
powerful illustrations by young Spanish architect
and illustrator Willy Ollero a.k.a. Marisilla* who
works mainly with collage to create excellent
artworks strongly linked with fashion.

“Voyage voyage”,  2011
The Madrileña artist is amazingly able to add
her distinctive touch of special intensity to fashion
depiction providing her own poetic coating through
layering cut-outs, selected fragments from fashion
magazines pictures, patterns, clippings,
paper chunks and even handwritten phrases
for unique mixed media illustrations.

“Fa sostenido”,  2011
“Claretta”, 2011
Loving illustration since her wee years, Willy
recently came to discover the appeal of web 2.0
through a friend starting to draw pictures in her
leisure time and posting them on her weblog
that soon received visitors and comments
becoming all-the-more lauded as a result.

“Juniper”,  2011
“Ulises”,  2011
Since then she never stopped drawing, got a
flickr, a brand new and constantly updated blog,
a tumblr account and now almost all her intriguing
illustrations are available for sale as art prints on
society6.com, the artistic self-emporwerment
web portal where member artists can easily post
different digital artworks to make them available
on the spot for sale and shipment while setting
price and size of each art print.

“Si no te gusta la tele”,  2011
She's got the style it takes to transform fashion
shoots into a real work of art.
Don't you think so?

“Si soy una santa...”,  2011 -  all artworks © Willy Ollero