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Kiel Johnson Reaches New Heights with Cardboard Aircraft

Kiel Johnson Reaches New Heights with Cardboard Aircraft

It's been a long while since we have seen Los Angeles-based artist Kiel Johnson's amazing cardboard creations. I'm sure you may remember the miniature cityscapes from scraps of cardboard and the amazing cardboard costumes created for the corrugated youth exhibition. Well now he has gone above and beyond, both literally and figuratively, with a stunning aircraft handcrafted entirely in cardboard.

Majestic and Iconic Paper Cut Silhouettes of Tribal Men and Women by Valentine Louafi

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Valentine Louafi is a French graphic designer and paper cut artist based in Aix-en-Provence, Southern France. Her studies were based around 2D animated movies and furthermore her thesis encompassed the representation of silhouettes, especially transcribing expression and body movement and the use of positive and negative contrast between the two. Her work has always been drawn to this type of representation due to the delicate and powerful nature of the silhouette and also its simplicity, while evoking endless depth and meaning. Her most recent works, entitled the "Gold Serie", focuses on the majestic and iconic portraits of men and women with body modifications from worldwide tribes, mostly from Africa, which hold a near and dear place in her heart.

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.

Paper Envelopes Made Into Geometric Quilts

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In an every day scenario of receiving mail, it can become fairly common to automatically discard an envelope, and in most cases only seek to review the contents within. For Stephen Sollins this, however, would not be the case. He has taken paper envelopes that would otherwise be stacked high at trash sites and has instead recycled and transformed them into lovely traditional quilts that use geometric forms as patterns.

The Pop-Up Wizard From Prague Exhibition

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Vojtech Kubasta (pronounced VOY-tesh ku-BASH-ta), who was born in Vienna and grew up in Prague, was a man of many talents. He was a Czech architect, graphic artist, children’s book illustrator and master of the pop-up book. In his time, the 1960s and ’70s, his uniquely incredible engineered books were translated into dozens of languages and read by millions of children around the world. However, in the United States, he was virtually unknown.

In invite you today view these works while they are still available. About one hundred items of Kubasta's work, which has been carefully curated, are now featured at the Grolier Club and will be on display until March 15th in “Pop-Ups From Prague: A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtech Kubasta.”

Li Hongbo Tools Of Study Solo Exhibition at Klein Sun Gallery

Li Hongbo Tools Of Study Solo Exhibition at Klein Sun Gallery

There has been a lot of buzz around the interwebs lately about Chinese paper artist Li Hongbo and last week I had the privilege of visiting this must see exhibition of his exquisite and remarkable accordion-like paper statues, in person. Li Hongbo debuting his first solo exhibition in the United States entitled "Tools of Study" which showcases a large series of statues that are recreations of famed masterpieces. Upon first glance, one would think that these sculptures are made from some sort of cast, or possibly a smoothed porcelain, when in fact they are made from thousands of layers of paper.

8,000 Sheets of Rice Paper Draped on Bamboo by Zhu Jinshi

8,000 Sheets of Rice Paper Draped on Bamboo by Zhu Jinshi

8,000 sheets of rice paper plus 800 bamboo shafts suspended with various lengths of thread equal this beautiful installation by Chinese abstract artist Zhu Jinshi. Titled boat, this piece represents a metaphor regarding the artist's journey from the east to the west, while simultaneously honoring the dead's passage from living into the afterlife.

A Cut Above: 12 Paper Masters Exhibition

A Cut Above: 12 Paper Masters Exhibition

On Thursday, May 10th I had the privilege of attending a amazing paper exhibition at the Christopher Henry Gallery entitled A Cut Above: 12 Paper Masters. This group exhibition, curated by Diana Ewer, is celebrating the renaissance of cut paper as an artistic medium where 12 international artists have been featured, each working in their in particular expertise whether it be a carefully sliced book or an intricately cut piece of paper.

Cardboard Ladies by Christian Tagliavini

Cardboard Ladies by Christian Tagliavini

The realm of cardboard art is easily unsurpassed with the numerous amounts of ways that it can be manipulated, everything from apartments to installations and music videos to even fruit.

Now we can say that fashion and photography can have a share in this realm with Swiss-Italian born Christian Tagliavini's Dame Di Cartone, which literally translates to Cardboard Ladies. What he has created is a glimpse into the past with these lovely portraits, the clothes being entirely crafted out of cardboard and now for your viewing pleasure if you happen to be in London. The exhibition "Cut Out & Keep" is being held at the at the Diemar Noble Photography Gallery until January 7th, 2012.

Colorful Three-Dimensional Paper Explosions by Jen Stark for PULSE Los Angeles

Colorful Three-Dimensional Paper Explosions by Jen Stark for PULSE Los Angeles

Jen Stark is a Miami based contemporary paper artist widely known for her colorful patterned sculptures that range from explosions of flowerlike shapes to wormholes sucking you inside to the unknown.

She has been cutting it up in the studio to bring these incredibly vivid pieces before your very eyes at the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair in Los Angeles. It starts today and closes October 3rd so be sure to drop by and check it out. I know I would if I was in LA!