Colorful Magazine Paper Collages by Mayuko Fujino

Colorful Magazine Paper Collages by Mayuko Fujino

In commemoration of Strictlypaper’s 6th birthday today. I present to you one of the first few artists we featured on Strictlypaper, Mayuko Fujino, a talented self taught papercut artist from Japan currently based in New York City, specializing in mixed media collage. Her debut on SP, Arikui Abduction, showcased this colorful style of magazine paper collages and she has since been creating these vibrantly stylized works.


Colorful Magazine Paper Collages by Mayuko Fujino
Colorful Magazine Paper Collages by Mayuko Fujino

Her first artistic influence was Japanese traditional stencil dyeing. In 1999, after becoming fascinated by the stenciling style of Keisuke Serizawa, a traditional Japanese stencil dyeing textile designer who uses the cutting of handmade paper to create stencils. After years of experimentation, she finally found her current style of papercut mixed with collage to create these truly unique illustrations.

Colorful Magazine Paper Collages by Mayuko Fujino
Colorful Magazine Paper Collages by Mayuko Fujino

Her works are created with a cutting knife, paper and magazine pages, often using Arches Cover 250g paper, Daler Rowney Canford 90 lb, and magazine paper. She has been exhibited internationally at locations such as SOFA Art Fair NY, Pulse Art Fair LA, and UAMO Art Festival, Munich. She has also worked on art commissioned by clients including: New York City Department of Transportation, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Nokia, Panasonic, McDonald’s, Condé Nast, and WFMU Radio.

Colorful Magazine Paper Collages by Mayuko Fujino
Colorful Magazine Paper Collages by Mayuko Fujino
Colorful Magazine Paper Collages by Mayuko Fujino

It is truly an honor to feature such talent and for our readers if you know of any other artists creating beautiful works and taking the art of paper craft to the next level, feel free to give us a shout!

images courtesy of Mayuko Fujino via submission

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