Artist Creates Three-Dimensional Monochrome Mandalas from Cut Paper

Michael Velliquette Creates Three-Dimensional Monochrome Mandalas from Cut Paper

I would like to reintroduce a very talented artist that I came across a few years back. I had the pleasure of doing an interview with him a couple of years ago and his work is nothing short of amazing! Michael Velliquette is a talented mixed media artist whose body of work spans drawing, collage, and sculpture, but he is best known for his incredibly detailed works with cut paper. These works engage the nature of matter, sensation, perception, reaction, and consciousness.

Michael Velliquette Creates Three-Dimensional Monochrome Mandalas from Cut Paper

With his current series, Velliquette hand-cuts paper shapes and assembles them into complex forms akin to sacred architecture and three-dimensional mandalas. The formal symmetry, balance, and order of these works are meant to evoke a sense of visual equanimity. Velliquette forgoes his prior use of vibrant color, while instead employing an emotionally restrained palette of neutrals and monochromes.

Michael Velliquette Creates Three-Dimensional Monochrome Mandalas from Cut PaperMichael Velliquette Creates Three-Dimensional Monochrome Mandalas from Cut PaperMichael Velliquette Creates Three-Dimensional Monochrome Mandalas from Cut PaperMichael Velliquette Creates Three-Dimensional Monochrome Mandalas from Cut PaperMichael Velliquette Creates Three-Dimensional Monochrome Mandalas from Cut PaperMichael Velliquette Creates Three-Dimensional Monochrome Mandalas from Cut Paper

I’m looking forward to seeing his work at the Art on Paper VIP Preview this evening in New York and thank you, Michael, for sharing it with me. His work will be on display through March 11th, so be sure to check it out.

You can follow his work on Instagram or at www.velliquette.com.

via Michael Velliquette

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