Los Angeles based paper artist Huntz Liu transforms stacks of colorful layered paper in a subtractive way, where he cuts into them to reveal the different geometric paper reliefs. His work is reminiscent of the shapes found in cut diamonds. He uses simple geometric forms that are carefully placed, allowing for the material to be seen and encountered clearly. These carved compositions may be conceived as the skeleton of a structure. He’s part of a gorgeous two-person show with Michelle Benoit, titled “Dive In”, at the Muriel Guepin Gallery in New York. It opens this Friday, January 6th and runs until February 11th, so if you’re in New York, go check it out in person!
In a statement from Muriel Guepin Gallery, “Liu is interested in revealing the mechanisms and kinetics found within both technological and natural structures: the organic and the mechanic. His work is about exploring the underlying layers (literally and figuratively) of both systems. His pieces somehow look like colorful archeological digs or exposed complex systems.”