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Paris based artist Agnès Cappadoro has a body of work that utilizes a hybrid quilling technique to visualize the notions of topography through pieces of art, combining photographs and sculptures, while exploring Augustin Berque’s sentence "Man is a geographic human-being." Inspired by minimalism, kinetic art and photography, she creates sculptures that mimic geometrical paintings and settings that transmit the vision and relationship between works of art and bodies. She documents impermanence and a constantly changing geography. Her work, calling for contemplation, is a long meditation where patience is simultaneously a process, a medium, a message and a goal.Minimal Kinetic Landscapes in Paper by Agnès Cappadoro seen first on Strictlypaper
January 26 - March 2, 2017
Paper artist Matthew Shlian is well known for having a knack for paper engineering, producing precisely folded geometric works that are composed of mesmerizing tessellations. As stated in our interview with him, "I now work with scientists using paper engineering as a way to understand the flexible nature of micro-structures. A symbiotic relationship has developed between my collaboration with researchers and my artistic practice."
Shlian’s solo exhibition TELEMETRY, which explores the intersection between science and art has been on display for the past month at Florida Gulf Coast University and runs through March 2, 2017. You can see more of his intricately folded work on his Instagram and Facebook.
Technicolor Fragments Depict Human Figures in an Ambiguous State Between Construction and Deconstruction
February 24th - April 1st, 2017
Derrick Adams is a multidisciplinary New York-based artist whose work destabilizes the cultural understanding of urban and identity politics through performance, collage, sculpture and installation. His practice focuses on the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, exploring self image and forward projection. His ongoing collage series, "Deconstruction Worker," is motivated by architectural vocabulary. Influenced by the exploration of the urban dweller, Adams implements geometric constructions of human figures in an ambiguous state between construction and deconstruction. This series will be on display at the Rhona Hoffman Gallery through April 1st, 2017 in Chicago.Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting Exhibition seen first on Strictlypaper
Los Angeles based paper artist Huntz Liu transforms stacks of colorful layered paper in a subtractive way, where he cuts into them to reveal the different geometric paper reliefs. His work is reminiscent of the shapes found in cut diamonds. He uses simple geometric forms that are carefully placed, allowing for the material to be seen and encountered clearly. These carved compositions may be conceived as the skeleton of a structure. He’s part of a gorgeous two-person show with Michelle Benoit, titled “Dive In”, at the Muriel Guepin Gallery in New York. It opens this Friday, January 6th and runs until February 11th, so if you’re in New York, go check it out in person!
Seeking inspiration from the beauty found in science and nature, Portland based paper artist Chrissie Hart creates astonishing sculptures comprised of several layers of paper, meticulously cut and interlocked to create these incredibly detailed and colorful works of art. Hart is a self-taught artist whose attention to detail is clearly prevalent through these designs. Her process begins by first drawing each design and then scans them into illustrator, where she then perfects each piece with what she claims to be an OCD refinement, carefully removing any unnecessary details and adding others where she deems necessary. She tells Strictlypaper, "I love the lines to be straight and mirrored perfectly. I usually prefer more lines interlacing, so if I see a different shape, I can exclude some of those lines and cut through them to create the look that I see as pleasing."Intricate Interlocked Geometric Cut Paper Sculptures Inspired by Science and Nature seen first on on Strictlypaper
California native Elise Wehle studied art at Brigham Young University in Utah, but found her calling and understood the type of art she wanted to create after living in Spain for a year. Surrounded by the patterns that cover Andalucía, Wehle began using similar patterns within her own collages. Yet, it was the Alhambra, a Moorish palace covered in intricate, hand carved patterns, that influenced Wehle the most. These hand-cut paper designs are comprised of layers of an assemblage of mixed media, transforming the images into distressed and textured compositions. She states, "It's not surprising then that after I saw my first cut paper artwork, a beautiful piece by Donna Ruff, I knew I needed this process in my creative life. It represented that human presence, imperfect but dedicated, that I admired so much in others' work. I started experimenting with cutting paper soon afterward." The moodiness of each person is captured with each defining slice, as if windows to each subjects soul.
Virginia based artist Eric Standley has a body of work, as we have seen previously, that consists of compositions that use upwards of 250 sheets of colorful laser-cut archival paper that have been carefully layered and can take almost a year to produce. These laser-cut masterpieces, reminiscent of stained glass windows, are inspired by geometry found in Gothic and Islamic architectural ornamentation in an attempt to capture a reverence for the infinite. "I am interested in the conceptual migration from the permanence and massiveness of stone to the fragility and intimacy of paper," he mentions in an artist statement. You can see just how astounding his works are from this latest series, but also the video below captures the true awe inspiring wow factor of how incredibly detailed these works truly are.New Intricate Stained Glass Windows from Colorful Laser Cut Paper (Video) seen first on on Strictlypaper
Goran Konjevod is a mathematician and theoretical computer scientist, currently based in California, who has taken his origami hobby to the next level by exploring new and original works. These delicate and minimal works are abstract shapes naturally formed by the tension of the paper when multiple layers are arranged according to their regular or irregular patterns — in a sense, they're organically discovered rather than invented or designed. These unique pleat tessellations have been developed from a single urform discovered by fellow origami artist Paul Jackson. The beauty that is presented in each reminds me of the creatures you would find winding and twirling in the bottom of the sea, each having their own defined grace and movement.
Tahiti Pehrson has become widely known across the globe for his incredibly intricate papercut masterpieces, which pay an homage to Guilloché patterns, a system used to produce a complex series of geometrical patterns seen throughout currency all over the world. His work reminds me of two artists Tomoko Shioyasu and Antonius Bui for the amount of detail that is crafted into a single sheet of paper. However, Tahiti's work includes layers, which adds to the interaction of light and shadows cast by each sheet. I have included a beautiful video shot by RVCA, visually showcasing his process as well as some more of his incredible sculptural pieces. Enjoy!New Intricate Geometrical Papercut Masterpieces by Tahiti Pehrson (Video) seen first on on Strictlypaper
Australian based textile artist and designer Liz Sofield is a New Zealander whose passion is sparked by the very old and the new, from Tapa Cloths of the Pacific Islands and the beautiful art of origami and that is clearly shown in her delicate works. With the use of a simple medium such as thread and paper, Liz is able to develop her artwork as a tactile and contemplative process that expresses her love of patterns and geometry and it translates so beautifully once folded and transformed into these stunning works of art.