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Our next artist I have upon a couple of occasions had the pleasure to see his work in person and I have to say that these pictures don’t do his work justice. From far away each picture feels to be exactly what it is depicted from, a photograph. Upon moving closer you realize that it IS paper and then the shock and awe ensues.
Thomas Witte, a Brooklyn based paper artist, captures the everyday world we see through the lens of a camera and transforms them into large scale photographs made from cut out pieces of paper.
Los Angeles native Jeff Nishinaka is a relief paper sculpture artist who has a stunning array of work that needless to say can blow anyone away. His portfolio spans a wide range including Bloomingdale’s, Sprint, Visa, Penn State University, Paramount Pictures and Coca Cola. Over the years he has found various techniques in how to manipulate and bend paper to make these magnificent masterpieces. I’m really happy to have him featured on our site since he is one of my favorite paper artists! Also be sure to check out the videos of the artist in action!
Having been peppered throughout the site quite frequently featuring a wide range of projects from installations, to works with Hermés and even paper cut illustrations, Andy Singleton is no stranger to our site! With such a wide background and range in the development in his craft, I am more than pleased to share our interview with him as well as the lovely videos that accompany a couple of the pieces.
“As a paper engineer, Matt Shlian‘s work is rooted in print media, book arts, and commercial design, though he frequently finds himself collaborating with a cadre of scientists and researchers who are just now recognizing the practical connections between paper folding and folding at microscopic and nanoscopic scales.” — Ghostly International
Becoming a widely known collage artist amongst a broad spectrum of features such as Wired US, The Guardian and New York Times along with projects such as Orange, Toyota and Gap and having been exhibited in London, Beijing and even our current residence Brooklyn, it would seem that Ciara Phelan wouldn’t need much of an introduction.
However, I’m more than happy to introduce such a talent to our blog as Ciara. She is a freelance designer and illustrator who particularly enjoys collecting vintage ephemera and cutting things out of paper and assembling them into visual explosions of color, shape and texture. Without further adieu please enjoy getting to know a little more about amazing collage artist Ciara Phelan.
Hailing as a supremely talented illustrator and designer based out of London whose work ranges from editorial spreads to book covers to animations which incorporate strong techniques in hand-crafted typography and paper crafting, Owen Gildersleeve is far an few in between when it comes to showcasing talent.
With several accolades over the years and his undeniable rise in his field he definitely has a knack for the finer detailing in his work. I completely admire him and he is truly inspiring so I am more than pleased to share our interview with him here today. Enjoy!
There are few and far in between that can astound the paper world to the degree of paper engineer Benja Harney. With a background graphic design, he expanded upon the next level of exploration of paper where he refined his skills and mastered a medium that at the time seemed very obsolete and slightly unnoticed.
He without a doubt has become one of my favorite artists of his time working in everything from editorial, fashion, and even pop-up books where he constantly challenges himself, yet remains completely humble. Reading his interview with us has been truly inspiring! I have also included below another interview which touched my heart as a designer and continues to reaffirm perseverance of ones dreams. I present to you Sydney-based paper artist Benja Harney.
I know it has been a few weeks since our last interview, but fear not this one in particular is worth the wait! Being a paper lover as well as blogger it is hard in some means to locate the absolute perfect sources for finding new artists working in the medium of paper and keeping up for that matter.
This quarterly magazine that we are featuring today provides everything from showcases of party planning to the latest and greatest paper artists and everything in between. They produce captivating stories that keep the reader intrigued with the latest events, showcases of new artists and trinkets for practically any viewers taste. Without further adieu I am happy to share the Australia-based quarterly magazine Paper Runway! Be sure to check out their latest issue (featured above) and be sure to sign up for the 5th issue!
Our next talented paper artist comes from Northern California with a background in all things art where his whole family has a background in artistry. You may have seen his work before, but if you haven’t your in for a special treat. He creates these beautiful paper cut masterpieces that are so detailed I can’t even imagine how long they must have taken. His work pays homage to Guilloché patterns, which is a system used to produce a complex series of geometrical patterns which can be seen on currency throughout the world. I can only hope I have the pleasure of seeing these lovely pieces in person one day. Without further ado I present our awesome interview with paper artist Tahiti Pehrson!
Our next interviewee comes from Bournemouth, UK where she specializes in bringing to life the portraits of her paper sculptures. Her truly unique style reminds me of marionettes putting on a show or conveying a certain emotion in how they are captured through her work. A lot of her work represented here showcases that of familiar fairy tales we all grew up with, although her work has a very broad range. I present to you paper sculptor Sher Christopher, I hope that you enjoy her work and interview as much as we have.