Category Archives: installation

An Animated Journey Through Time With Courvoisier, The Toast of Paris [Video]

An Animated Journey Through Time With Courvoisier, The Toast of Paris [Video] - Davy and Kristin McGuire

We have been incredibly enamored by the body of astounding visual works through talented husband and wife duo Davy and Kristin McGuire. They have the ability to convey imaginative stories, sometimes even extremely romantic, through projection mapping animations onto large paper dioramas. The viewer is able to peer into these worlds with wonder, feeling wrapped up in these given moments as if they might be there themselves.

Inspired by the papercraft aesthetics and projection techniques that they developed for their first commission from Courvoisier, Alchimie de Courvoisier, the cognac brand invited them to create paper film sets for their new campaign. The commercial above has been shown in cinemas, and the paper rendering of the Eiffel Tower and the Parisian town house for the key visual are now on display in Courvoisier‘s own museum in Jarnac, France.

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Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting Exhibition

Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting - Charles Clary | Patiflasmic Phlebotomy
Charles Clary, Meticulous Excavations Movement #3 (detail), 2017, Hand-cut paper and acrylic on panel, Dimensions variable, Courtesy the artist.
February 25, 2017 – May 21, 2017

I have the pleasure of sharing with you a new exhibition that opened only two days ago entitled Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting which will be on view at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire.

This exhibition showcases the works of contemporary artists who reconsider, redefine and even subvert the centuries-old practice of paper cutting. In the tradition of the craft, the art to be featured in the exhibition is impressive as well as intricate, but its subject matter has been updated for the 21st century. Addressing deeper personal or social themes, the works will touch upon complex reference points including the various cultural, economic and environmental associations imbued in the humble medium of paper.

Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting Exhibition seen first on Strictlypaper

Interview with Paper Artist Sam Pierpoint

Interview with Paper Artist Sam Pierpoint - Paper Bristol

It's been a little while since we have had an interview grace Strictlypaper, and I am more than thrilled to share our interview and the incredible works of none other than Bristol based paper artist Sam Pierpoint. Her paper sculptures are astounding! The amount of detail that is carefully placed into each is truly unique. Sam also has an incredible range spanning advertising campaigns, magazine covers, editorials, installations, set design, product packaging and window displays. We have already had the opportunity to see some of this range through her Christmas campaign for Bristol. All in all her works are well thought out visual masterpieces, so I implore you to enjoy this look into Sam Pierpoint.

Interview with Paper Artist Sam Pierpoint seen first on on Strictlypaper

Artist Creates Undulating Otherworldly Neon Paper Sculptures For London Exhibition

Crystal Wagner Creates Undulating Otherworldly Neon Paper Sculptures For London Exhibition

Crystal Wagner is an American paper artist whose work plays with ideas of the two and three dimensional. The techniques used in her large paper installations incorporate a use of materials that make each viewer question their understanding of texture and space. They each appear natural and otherworldly and are often found crawling across walls and floors like an alien liquid, each color bursting in their unique formations that have been bent and molded, cut into strips, or meticulously layered like feathers. She is currently in a solo exhibition entitled "Bioforms and Blooms" at the Stolen Space Gallery in London, which will be on display through February 26th, so be sure to check it out.

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Fantastic Miniature Worlds Bursting with Color for Hermès Window Display in Dubai

Fantastic Miniature Worlds of Nature Bursting with Color for Hermès Window Display in Dubai - Floral Full

The French duo Zim and Zou have graced us with their stunning works in the past, from vintage electronics to colorful chef's masks covered in festive fruits and veggies. All in all, their work has an underlying theme of colors in unique combinations and their attention to detail.

These two papercraft window displays are for the opening of a new Hermès store in Dubai (Mall of the Emirates). Through this project, spectators have a sneak peek at the curious characters living inside this nature filled environment. One window has a motif of a mushroom village, while the other shows blooming flower huts. This microscopic point of view shows plants and other vegetal life reigning as masters, like a kind of picture, a flash, a precise instant in nature’s unrestrained run.

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Top 20 Most Popular Posts of 2016

Top 20 Most Popular Posts of 2016

The year has finally come to a close and the new year is upon us... Goodbye 2016, not gonna miss ya! I will however say that I look forward to all of the new art projects and paper artists that will pour into 2017. So let's take a look back to the 20 most popular posts from 2016, which span categories such as handcrafted paper sculptures, colorful installations, intricate origami, whimsical set designs, animations with projection mapping and so much more! Happy New Year from Strictlypaper!

Canon City: Iconic Buildings and Architecture Handcrafted in Paper by Hattie Newman

Canon City: Iconic Buildings and Architecture Handcrafted in Paper by Hattie Newman

Surprisingly, I can't believe I haven't had the opportunity to write about the incredible talents of internationally recognized, UK based paper artist Hattie Newman. Her work continues to leave me in shock, due to her incredible attention to detail and likeness she is able to create. Newman builds large-scale sets, and in this particular instance cityscapes, that are all entirely made of paper.

She was commissioned by the agency, Imagination to create a 3m by 3m paper city for Canon’s Expo in Paris, where they decided upon a mixture of iconic buildings and architecture styles from around the world, with The Eiffel Tower being the focal point. I love that paper sculpture, once viewed a little closer, is able to transport the audience to that world, immersing you in the elements found in each particular city. The project took about 6 weeks to complete, where it was then installed onto a bespoke plinth. Wow... just wow!

Cybèle Young Creates Beautiful Miniature Worlds Out Of Fine Paper

Cybèle Young Creates Beautiful Minature Worlds Out Of Fine Paper

Cybèle Young is a renowned artist and author based in Toronto that creates miniature worlds made of fine Japanese paper. Working with diverse mediums, Young’s installations engage with abstract and familiar motifs and have a sculptural quality to them, where ordinary objects are given new dimensions and breath of life which makes them just as beautiful as they are delicate. A perfect example is the umbrella above transforming into a jellyfish, where both have a very similar range of motion. Young is able to juxtapose sculptures to create a sense of dialogue or play between them, making her pieces truly unique. Her artistic manifesto is to create ‘miniature theaters’, where viewers can immerse themselves into alternate, surreal worlds, all the while discovering the under-layers of everyday life. Young's intricate sculptural artworks are inspired by seemingly insignificant day-to-day experiences, where objects imply familiar human interactions and small observations become fantastic.

Over 25,000 Paper Flowers Transform Tokyo Venue into Colorful Art Experience

Over 25,000 Paper Flowers Transform Tokyo Venue into Colorful Art Experience by Emmanuelle Moureaux

Emmanuelle Moureaux has done it again with this visually stimulating scene featuring more than 25,000 colorful paper flowers slowly spiraling along their individual lines around a 6-meter atrium at the multi-purpose cultural center of Omotesando in Tokyo. We have been wowed by her work previously, and this in particular is part of her newest interactive installation, "Color Mixing," where the French-born, Tokyo-based architect has transformed this atrium through her vibrant works as part of NSK’s 100th anniversary exhibition, "Setting the Future in Motion."

In order to convey the technology of NSK simply and beautifully, Moureaux presents this enormous installation to show the movement of colors using bearings. As visitors move into the spiral atrium, they are immersed in Moureaux’s colorful paper world. This empty space has now become a secret garden where flowers pour down in hundreds of different colors.

Artist Creates Magical Campaign Promoting Christmas in Bristol Crafted in Paper [VIDEO]

Sam Pierpoint Creates Magical Campaign Promoting Christmas in Bristol Crafted in Paper

Currently residing in the rural countryside just outside of Bristol in the Mendip Hills, paper artist Sam Pierpoint works both commercially and artistically, for a variety of different purposes ranging from advertising campaigns, magazine covers, editorials, installations, set design, product packaging and window displays.

She was recently commissioned by Peloton Design who wanted to collaborate on a Christmas campaign that would cut through the noise for Visit Bristol. They decided upon a paper sculpture of Bristol that would capture some of the cities most loved attractions. This cityscape is moonlit in the night, and created with G.F Smith papers in a muted color palette of white/champagne. LED lights were carefully threaded through the sculpture to create a warm and inviting glow, allowing for the fine details of the structure to almost glisten against the dark backdrop. The advertising campaign, which also included an editorial illustration, a publication illustration, window display and a making-of video, featured below, successfully helped to promote Bristol as an exciting and magical Christmas shopping destination for 2016.