Category Archives: installation

Lunar Cycles: Thousands of Colorful Origami Birds in Paris’ Largest Urban Mural

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French street artist Mademoiselle Maurice latest work, Lunar Cycles, is a large-scale installation comprising of 15,000 colorful origami birds in Paris’ 13th arrondissement. Created in collaboration with Mathgoth Gallery, the celestial-inspired artwork spans an area of over 2,000 square meters and is the biggest urban mural ever created in the French capital.

Monumental Nature Inspired Sculptural Reliefs from One Ton of Recycled Paper

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Jae Ko was born in Korea and has worked in fiber for nearly two decades, transforming ordinary materials like paper into extraordinary sculptural objects. Her work ranges from discrete wall reliefs and small sculptures to monumental installations that evoke topography and movement. Inspired by visits to Newfoundland and the far northwestern reaches of the United States, Ko reconstructs the melting Tundra, with its floating, fractured glaciers. The room-sized monumental sculptural relief is constructed from nearly one ton of recycled paper that has been re-spooled and shaped to fit the architecture of CAMH’s Zilkha Gallery.

Beautifully Crafted Diorama Brought to Life with Projection Mapping

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It's been a while since we have posted about the beautifully mesmerizing projection mapped works of Davy and Kristen McGuire. You may remember the piece entitled ‘Alchimie de Courvoisier’, which represented the heart of Courvoisier by reimagining the prestigious Paradis cellar encased in glass, showing the viewer the process of the how Courvoisier is made.

In this installment,‘Precious Moments’ takes place in a large paper crafted diorama measuring 3 meters wide, revealing a busy Parisian street as a corner window display. The overall theme surrounds the journey of two couples falling in love and their stories are brought to life with projection mapping.

Topographic Water Patterns by Olga Skorokhod

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Wanting to be an artist her whole life, Olga Skorokhod turned her interests to that of paper cut art, with the inspiration being the beauty in nature all around us. She handcrafts these incredibly detailed layered topographic works with the use of a surgical blade, meticulously adding texture to smooth sheets, layering them for depth to give these paper sculptures the illusion of being three dimensional.

Colorful Shredded Paper Installations by Travis Rice

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Mixed media artist Travis Rice has taken paper art to a whole other level with his psychedelic installations. They literally burst with life, overflowing with colorful shreds of paper by the thousands. With the use of a document shredder, meticulous placement and patience, he is able to create these beautiful scenes, that only naturally make your imagination run wild and with names like 'Cotton Candy Cesspool' and 'Rainbow Dyed Psychedelic Hallucination', you are transported into these technicolored worlds. The works themselves embody the theory of creating a sense of movement, much like impressionist painters where on canvas the same is conveyed through blurry backgrounds and streaked, painted lines.

Shadow of Light Installation by Hiroko Matsushita

Shadow of Light by Hiroko Matsushita

Hiroko Matsushita is a talented visual artist and illustrator from Tokyo, Japan whose focus is predominantly with paper. Her practice explores the boundaries between 2D and 3D, crossing several realms such as craft, illustration and art. Since 2009 she has been fascinated by the malleable nature of paper such as folding, cut outs and layering in terms of transformation of flat sheets of paper into figures. Lately, her interests have been extending to light and shadow and see through paper cut, as you can see in this installation Shadow of Light. Be sure to check out the video below!

Creative Factory Paper Installation by Zim & Zou

Creative Factory Paper Installation by Zim & Zou

Lo and behold the latest creation from Zim and Zou, a handmade installation comprised of many colorful shades of paper for the Children's Workshop (5-11 yr) at the Pompidou Center of Metz. The idea behind this piece was to highlight the contradiction between a unique hand crafted machine and the automation of industrial production of objects. To use the machine, some paper scraps have to be inserted in the main module, once the scraps are refined into geometric shapes, the control panel finally reveals the papercraft. In this workshop, children play with handmade rubber stamps and build their own papercrafts of a simplified machine, paper food, or the like.

Accumulation Paper Cut Sculptures

Accumulation Paper Cut Sculptures by Christine Kim

Talented artist Christine Kim has delighted us in the past with her illustrations, which showcased the use of penciled collaged figures, incorporated with watercolor backdrops and paper cut imagery to produce beautiful motifs. In this series, Accumulation, she has produced a paper installation for a retail space in Toronto as part of the Design Offsite Festival. This series is comprised of intricate, cloud-like paper cut patterned structures, which explore what can be produced once folded, curved, and gathered.

Hermes Atlantis Paper Craft Window Display

Hermes Atlantis Paper Craft Blue Window Display

Zim and Zou has been widely featured throughout the site, from paper usb to chef's masks made from food. This colorful paper craft series was designed for the re-opening of the Hermès store located in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive. This series is comprised of three window displays in three different colors, one in blue, one in green and the last in purple, all showcasing various architectural scenes representing the lost city of Atlantis.

Glowing Indoor Paper Forest by Oroproject

Glowing Indoor Paper Forest by Oroproject

London-based architecture studio Orproject has installed a forest of illuminated paper trees that sync together to form a continuous canopy at a gallery in New Delhi India. The installation, called Vana, which means forest in Sanskrit, is a series which embodies the basic forms of nature and features four trunk-like structures designed to mimic natural growth patterns. To achieve this, the team developed a series of algorithms that mimic the veins that are found in leaves.