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Lacy Barry is a Canadian paper artist and set designer who is known mainly for her work with paper and commercial bar interiors. This gorgeous metallic pillars shows various styles of architecture from different eras that have been juxtaposed together to create a truly unique sculpture. Her abilities and aesthetic range from retail window displays, interiors, live installations, events, video projects, commercials, web & print media and much more.Beautiful Metallic Architectural Pillar Installation by Lacy Barry seen first on Strictlypaper
Toronto based studio Light + Paper run by Ali Harrison, has a focus on incredibly detailed reimagined cut paper designs of human organs. Each piece is first hand drawn and then hand-cut on white paper by freehand. Once complete, they hold organic patterns true to their origin. Her pieces take anywhere from 20-60 hours to complete... WOW! You can purchase any of her incredibly detailed works through her shop on Light + Paper, where she offers original hand-cut art pieces, as well as laser cut reproductions in both paper and wood. For a limited time get our Female Reproductive System Tee with all proceeds going towards Planned Parenthood!
Morgana Wallace is an artist based in Victoria, Canada whose mixed media compositions are created through a fine treatment of collage. She takes several pieces of painted cut paper and layers them, making each scene truly unique and beautiful. Additionally, she applies gouache to many of her works for the finer details like the geometric symbols or the stars in the twinkling night sky. Each piece brings together references of various mythologies with fantastical and dream like elements, creating engaging and complex works of art.
The animal kingdom takes new shape in these psychedelic collages by Vancouver based artist Jacob Intilé. I stumbled across his Instagram sometime ago and was wowed by how he is able to capture the seriousness of each creature as we realize them in nature, yet give them new depth in their collaged transformations, as if they are kings or emperors from another dimension. These ornate and otherworldly costumes all use of symmetry as an underlying theme throughout, using parts other creatures from the animal kingdom and nature, such as butterflies, or bouquets of flowers in the final construct of the these galaxy derived creatures.Artist Jacob Intilé Creates Psychedelic Collaged Animal Portraits from Another Dimension seen first on on Strictlypaper
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.
Canadian graphic designer and award-winning photographer Marianna Armata recently decided to create an interesting challenge for herself: create a series of abstract images using nothing but an all time favorite in stationery, the famed Post-It note and a dash of macro photography.
As you can see, these absolutely stunning compositions, whether abstract or dreamlike landscapes, are clever transformations of a quite simple product. She states on Bored Panda, "I spent a few weeks shooting yellow Post-It Notes on a macro scale. Trying very hard not to fall into the origami genre, I created compositions to highlight the paper itself rather than to use the pages to make something else." Her works have taken a simple medium along with a simple lighting setup and a mound of creativity to produce incredible results.
Montreal-based artist Laurence Vallières creates these animal sculptures using layered cardboard cutouts taken from found boxes. Her use of upcycling found materials into art incorporates more meaning, carefully incorporating the symbolism of various animal imagery so that they represent different political issues and social behavior. Vallières has created a series of sculptures and heads of well known figures such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy. These works are hung on walls or sometimes as freestanding statues. I had the pleasure of finally capturing her work in Miami at Context Art Fair and I have to say I was pretty wowed and had the urge to want to reach out and touch them. By utilizing cardboard, a material that she finds in abundance in the street, she can create large works on the spot in any part of the world she goes.
Working exclusively with colored pencils, Toronto based illustrator Winnie Truong's body of work continues to explore the possibilities of large-scale drawing and the expressiveness of hair as subject in her art. 'Paper Cuts' is a new body of work by Winnie Truong that was created over the course of a two-month period of isolation at the Doris McCarthy Artist Residency at Fool’s Paradise. Truong collected and drew from her surrounding winter cottage and landscape, the silhouettes of branches, withered florae, and dry grass which she uses as layered and dimensional elements that organically emerge from her deserted nude figures. Her works are both beautiful and grotesque, familiar and discomforting; Truong's drawings question and subvert our heavily coded ideas of beauty and the status quo while inspiring the imagination.
Newly emerged, self-taught Canadian paper artist Sinan Soykut has been creating incredibly detailed macabre paper sculptures relating to the theme of life and death, for almost a year. Soykut's fascination for crafting these unique pieces revealed itself after he began the act of transforming two-dimensional planes into three-dimensional curves. A difficult process, no doubt, he is able to visualize the curvature of the paper and exactly where to cut, while also keeping in mind the molds of the detailed shapes that these skeletal hands, flower covered hearts, fungi adorned lungs and skulls produce to the point of being anatomically precise.Eerily Beautiful and Macabre Paper Sculptures by Sinan Soykut seen first on on Strictlypaper
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.