Berlin-based artist Bartek Elsner works with paper and cardboard to produce impeccable replicas of objects ranging from a simple boxed video cassette to a multi-textured chainsaw. While the medium in this series titled The Paper Stuff is reminiscent of Chris Gilmour's cardboard…
Japanese artist Sachiko Abe sits atop a building in a white gown, cutting countless sheets of A4 paper into thin, wispy strips. The performance piece known as Cut Paper is both calming and mystifying. Abe sits for hours on end meticulously shredding paper whose cut feathery strands measure a mere 0.5mm in width. She first began this practice while in a mental institution over 15 years ago…
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London-based photographer Dan Tobin Smith, in collaboration with set designer and art director Rachel Thomas, captures the silhouetted profile of a woman in multicolored layers. The creatively dreamy works in this series titled Paper Profiles appear both illustrative and sculptural. While some may speculate that the image is digitally rendered, it is in…Continue
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While in the States it is understood that we sometimes refer to money simply as green, international currency can be found in plenty of other colors. Canadian visual artist Kristi Malakoff's series titled Money Pieces utilizes the spectrum of hues that is present in paper money from around the world to produce her eye-catching sculptures. By folding, cutting, and…Continue
Italy-based artist Daniele Papuli creates site-specific installations made of paper. The sculptural floor piece known as Cartoframma consists of over 10,000 strips of paper that curve and spiral out to create a magnificent rippling effect. Despite being made entirely out of paper, the piece gives the illusion of a fibrous texture or liquid consistency. At first…Continue
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Best known for his stencil and spray paint work, artist Kris Trappeniers has undertaken a new art project involving an artist's most basic materials — ink and paper. The Belgium-based artist's series of illustrations, known as Analog haftones, feature contemporary portraits of ordinary…
Peter Gentenaar isn't any ordinary paper artist. He creates extraordinarily beautiful paper sculptures that have an ethereal quality to them. His exhibition at the abbey church of Saint-Riquier church in northern France proves this point. It's where he hung more than a 100 paper sculptures in the church's grand halls. (What a perfect backdrop.)
Using rare and fine paper from around the world, Julie Wilkinson and Joyanne Horscroft of The Makerie create incredibly intricate 3D paper sculptures, the likes we've never seen. The London-based creatives say that they're inspired by "forgotten worlds, rare prints and the beauty of details" which becomes abundantly clear once you look through their portfolio.
In particular, their…
Have you ever seen such intricate paper cutting? Beijing-based artist Li Hongjun cuts into layers and layers of paper to create these surreal head sculptures. Called one of the most striking artists of sculpture in Chinese mainland, Hongjun uses eastern and western methods of paper cutting to create these magnificent, mind-bending works. According to…Continue
Based in Montreuil, France, Nathalie Boutté takes what others may see as paper garbage—tissue paper, old pages from a novel, tracing paper—and transforms it into remarkable artwork by carefully layering paper strips. From up close the images appear pixilated. But if you take a few steps back, similar to some pointillism paintings, the image becomes clear.
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Though paper isn't ideal to build a sturdy structure to inhabit, it proves to be an excellent medium to produce exquisite representations of urban and exotic architecture. Amsterdam-based paper artist Ingrid Siliakus brings us these magnificent cityscapes cut out of paper in her Paper Architecture series. Built similar to pop-up books, many of the paper sculptures are capable of…
Four days ago, we first posted on Horst Kiechle's paper torso with removable organs and soon after we got to stand back in awe and watch as Kiechle's creative work zipped through the web, hitting the blogosphere with force. Not only did…
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Horst Kiechle has created an entire torso, with removable organs, entirely out of white card! Called Paper Torso, the geometric sculpture has a heart, lungs and intestines, and more which you can see at all different angles, below. It was made for the Science Lab of the International School Nadi, Fiji.
The Australian architect is most known for his…Continue
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