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Artist Crush: Estibaliz Hernandez de Miguel

Sunday, June 20, 2010 · 1 Comment

I confess I have a crush on a really cool and talented Art Hound reader, Estibaliz Hernandez de Miguel. Estibaliz draws, writes and takes photos, sometimes combining all three. She is self-taught and lives in Bilbao, Spain.



I admit I have a thing for self-taught artists like Estibaliz, including art school grads who draw/paint/create like self-taught artists (Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsche and Margaret Kilgallen are two good examples). Self-taught artists possess a freedom with their work that art-school grads rarely do. It’s like a person dancing wildly in an anonymous crowd who suddenly realizes all eyes are on him. When artists are free to create what’s in their mind’s eye, without pandering to the taste of others, they produce work that is, at the very least, genuine and relatable.  .I

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Char // Jun 21, 2010 at 5:01 am

    I am a HUGE fan of Esti and her amazing work…
    I know what you mean, self taught artists have no restrictions, no limits…brilliant!
    First time here…but will be back.

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