Inspired by the Vaux's swift, a species of birds that flock together in groups of 30 or more, and that build their nests in dark cavities, paper artist Bijian Fan has created this mesmerizing installation called Roosting . This particular work was inspired by the…
Added by alice on April 5, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
Beijing-born Bijian Fan creates breathtaking bird sculptures made with paper or polymer. As a child, Fan learned origami, or the art of paper folding, from his grandmother. He earned his BS and MS degrees in Mathematics as well as a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering but somehow found his way back towards art later in life. When he emigrated to the United States from China, art became…
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This may be the closest you'll ever come to stepping inside a painting. Showing at the MOCA Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles until June 8 is one massive installation that consists of thousands of thin paper sheets hanging beautifully in mid-air. Artist Jacob Hashimoto combines traditional kite-making techniques and painting into sculptural environments to create the third and…
As part of this year's SCOPE NY art show, Black Book Gallery presented stunning hand cut paper works by artists Hari & Deepti. The creative couple, based out of Denver, Colorado, each brings to the table different skill sets. Hari, whose full name is Harikrishnan Panicker, is a trained graphic designer and illustrator while Deepti Nair specializes in paper cut art.…Continue
New York-based artist Lisa Hoke creates colorful wall collages out of an assortment of disposable items. Working extensively with paper and plastic cups, the artist installs each of her multilayered murals in eye-catching patterns. She playfully transforms each room into a magnificent spectacle full of snake-like formations of multihued cups as well as flattened…Continue
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Toronto-based artist Christine Kim cuts and layers paper together into beautifully intricate geometric sculptures. Through cutting, Kim feels as though she "liberates the work from the confines of the original surface." Her artwork is delicate and complex, and she is constantly finding new ways to work with the everyday material.
Kim has completed a variety of projects including…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on December 13, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Kenosis is a series of visually complex newspaper cuts that alter printed media and current events through intricate hand-carvings. Created by New York-based artist Shanti Grumbine, the project was inspired by her battle with Lyme Disease and it is filled with delicate complexities. As she recovered from physical and cognitive difficulties due to the disease, she found reading to be…
Added by katie hosmer on November 13, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Canadian artist Myriam Dion transforms everyday newspapers into gorgeously patterned hand-cut pages. She uses an X-Acto knife to carve into the paper, producing repetitive decorative designs that mimic the open holes on lace fabric.
In each piece, the words become abstract snippets of letters, images are accompanied by swirling lines and leafy patterns, and bits of…Continue
Many of us have built a small paper-craft object once or twice in our lives, but graphic designer Taras Lesko takes it to a whole new level. The determined artist, who is no stranger to working with paper, has built everything from Gundams, wall art, and 3D busts out of the fragile material. Most recently, Lesko completed constructing a very impressive life-size Lamborghini Aventador…
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on September 24, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Artist Georgia Russell creates paper art by slicing, ripping, and cutting apart printed text and transforming it into visually exciting sculptures. Her process began when she used to sift through old books in Paris and sensing that the objects felt lost or dead. So she now takes a scalpel to everything from newspaper and photographs to sheet music in order to create interpretive,…
Added by katie hosmer on August 26, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Rise & Skate is an amazing papercut installation created by Denver-based illustrators and artists Harikrishnan Panicker and Deepti Nair. To produce this life-sized piece, Panicker and Nair hand-cut sheets of Mowhawk fine paper with great precision and careful attention to detail. Each sculpted page was then installed, layer by layer, into a wooden light box with an LED backlight.
The pair collaborated to produce the 6x6 foot window display as part of…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on August 25, 2013 at 11:59am — No Comments
Since 2005, Brooklyn-based artists Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen have collaborated on some massive works using paper as their main medium. They first came to our attention about a year ago, when we wrote about their gigantic paper trees that seemed…
Added by alice on August 16, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Creative director and multifaceted artist Lance Oscarson of Vintedge Artworks crafts amazing mythical beasts and mechanical men out of cardboard. The Utah-based artist's works are steampunk and dieselpunk creations that pop off their respective panels, seemingly lying somewhere between collage and sculpture.
Having worked with a number of mediums in several professions…Continue
Added by Pinar on July 28, 2013 at 10:32am — No Comments
French artist Mademoiselle Maurice has hit the streets again, brightening up select urban areas with her thought-provoking colorful creations. Most recently, she introduced the city of Angers, France to the art of folding, covering staircases, walkways, schools, leisure centers, the side of buildings, and even a prison, with her signature rainbows of colorful…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on June 14, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
The next time you think you need fancy materials to create art that excites, just remember the name Kouichi Chiba. The Japanese photographer from Shizuoka has captured the hearts and minds of the curators of 500px who recently featured them on their blog. Chiba creates simple characters, cut out of paper, and places them…
Added by alice on June 12, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Using just one single sheet of paper, Japanese artist Nahoko Kojima delicately hand-cut this amazing Cloud Leopard Papercut sculpture to mimic the shape of a large spotted animal, whiskers and all. Her steady hands and extreme patience were tested throughout the duration of the cutting process, which took five months to complete. Inspired by humans,…
Added by katie hosmer on May 31, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
People often say "You are what you eat." Well, Oregon-based artist Wendy Wallin Malinow thought it would be interesting to see that phrase in action and developed this series entitled Bone-A-Day. The series is a clever and colorful collection of intricate paper cut designs layered together to expose the things that the animals recently ate. Each piece features a hand-cut simple…
Added by katie hosmer on May 29, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Virginia-based paper artist Eric Standley meticulously cuts and layers thin sheets of paper to construct sculptural creations that look like stained glass windows. Every square inch of his multilayered creations are carefully carved to perfection, resulting in unbelievably intricate designs. The final product is an awe-inspiring, three-dimensional frenzy of colors and patterns.
Added by Pinar on May 28, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
These amazing masks and sculptures look like they are made out of real fur. In fact, they are actually paper sculptures by Brooklyn-based artist José Suris IV. The awesome 3D illustrator creates these detailed little creatures out of various papers, styrofoam, wireform, and paperclay. Through layers of paper and shades of color, Suris produces extremely detailed shapes with…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on May 13, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Using simple strips of paper, artist Hadieh Shafie builds these magnificent geometric sculptures filled with intriguing patterns of color. She binds the strips together into scrolls that blend together into interesting and unexpected combinations. Throughout the creation process, Shafie makes purposeful choices about her limited color palette and the placement of scrolls, but she…
Added by katie hosmer on April 24, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments