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Asynchronist: A Collage Art Collaboration Between Alex Eckman-Lawn and Jason Chen

Asynchronist: A Collage Art Collaboration Between Alex Eckman-Lawn and Jason Chen

I have been a long time fan of collage art and the many ways that you can manipulate and juxtapose paper, whether it is made from maps, layered photographs, or old school from several different sources. I finally had the pleasure of seeing the talent behind two artists that I had admired from afar in person, Alex Eckman-Lawn, and Jason Chen, at this year's Art on Paper Exhibition. Separately they have unique approaches to collage art and display, Alex utilizes a layering technique along with collage art that provides depth to each of his pieces, while Jason uses multiple photos of the same subject and weaves them together to create an illusion of displaced time. Last year, they debuted their collaborative efforts showcase entitled “Asynchronist” and now they continue to blow me away with their latest series. Enjoy!

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Finely Cut Paper Art Looks Like Beautifully Inked Illustrations

Finely Cut Paper Art Looks Like Beautifully Inked Illustrations

San Francisco-based artist Kanako Abe creates hand-cut, intricate paper art, that at first glance look like pen drawings. She started working with paper in 2012 when learning the Japanese art of Ise-katagami—a traditional stencil technique used for complex designs on Kimono fabric. Abe uses the same Japanese Ise-katagami cutting tools but on black paper, in addition to an X-Acto knife, a cutting mat, and—most importantly—incredible patience. The resulting hand-cut creations depict woodland animals and mystical forests that explore “everyday moments and thoughts.”

Vibrant Botanical Cut Paper Illustrations Handcrafted for Sargs IPA Beer

Vibrant Botanical Cut Paper Illustrations Handcrafted for Sargs IPA Beer

Hula Estudio is a full service graphic design studio based in Spain. They were tasked in creating a package design that described the essence of Sargs IPA, and they did just that. Inspired by the aromas found in this fruity craft beer, they 'handcrafted' a vibrant botanical illustration incorporating the lush details of the jungle out of layered paper cutouts.

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Intricate Hand-Cut Paper Artwork Inspired By Nature And Architecture

Pippa Dyrlaga's Intricate Hand-Cut Paper Artwork Inspired By Nature And Architecture

Pippa Dyrlaga is a paper cutting artist, whose work is often comprised of delicate works inspired by nature, birds and architecture around where she currently lives in Hebden Bridge, England. "My paper cut works are mostly cut from a single sheet of paper," she mentions in her artist statement, "They are first drawn out by hand on the reverse of the paper, and then hand cut using a scalpel, and can take hours to complete. The process is just as important to me as the finished product."

Artist Creates Quirky Illustrations Using An iPhone and Some Paper

Anshuman Ghosh Creates Quirky Illustrations Using An iPhone and Some Paper

Anshuman Ghosh is a visual artist based in South Africa who creates quirky illustrations that revolve around his iPhone. He finds suitable inspiration from everyday occurrences, common observations and more importantly, things that he loves. Each cut paper illustration casts the illusion that his phone is something that it is not, using brightly colored drawings that have been cut up and layered into these fun and newly transformed scenarios. His vibrant ideas are both simple and clever, like two classics such as the Rubix Cube being sliced and transformed into a Tetris game or a paper being shredded into the iPhone only leaving the strips on screen. All in all his talents definitely will leave a smile on your face.

Cubist-Inspired Paper Cutouts Are Effortlessly Cut From a Single Sheet of Paper

Cubist-Inspired Paper Cutouts Are Effortlessly Cut From a Single Sheet of Paper by Jose Antonio Roda

Barcelona based illustrator José Antonio Roda transforms paper into cutouts that look like Cubist inspired line drawings. His hand cut portraits have a Picasso-esque familiarity like one of his famous sketches, with wonderful use of positive and negative shapes. Each illustration is produced from a single sheet of paper, where his careful incisions have an effortless feel to them. Some have even been juxtaposed against bright circles or rectangles in the background, making for a seamless color block. Shape and design are a huge part of cut paper illustration, and a rather evident appeal throughout José’s work where he shows clear dedication to detail and his craft.

Artist Creates Detailed Illustrations From Thousands of Tiny Holes In Paper

Fu Xiaotong Creates Detailed Illustrations From Thousands of Tiny Holes In Paper April 22, 2017 – June 17, 2017

Born in Shanxi, Fu Xiaotong has achieved wide acclaim for her remarkable works on thick sheets of hand-made Xuan that has been paper perforated with a needle until images of subjects such as mountain ranges and powerful waves emerge from the accumulation of holes. Her latest paper works feature cellular structures and even a skull emerges from hundreds of thousands of pinpricks. Her works can be found on display at Chambers Fine Art through June 17, 2017.

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Shape & Shadow Animates Paper Cutouts Into Hypnotizing Music Video

Shape & Shadow Animates Paper Cutouts Into Hypnotizing Music Video

Hayley Morris of Shape & Shadow has created a mesmerizing music video for Austin based band Explosions in the Sky using her trademark stop-motion animation style incorporated with thousands of paper shapes and geometric sculptures. To create these hypnotizing patterns and folds along side the single ‘The Ecstatics,’ Morris uses delicate cut-outs made of paper, moving each unique piece by hand. The latticed shapes and origami sculptures are then brought to life through projection mapping and marine colors.

Gorgeous Endangered Species Series In Cut Paper Brings Awareness To Great Cause

Patrick Cabral Endangered Species Series In Cut Paper - Lynx

Patrick Cabral wowed us previously with his initial exploration of the animal form. He was able to accentuate the gorgeous details such as fur and unique markings using several sheets of paper, meticulously cut into beautiful and unique patterns, which were then layered to provide depth. This time each paper relief shows even more detail and has the delicate nature of lace found through each pattern to further show how fragile they are as a result of their endangerment. He has not only continued this incredible series with several more animals, but he has followed up on his promise to donate to WWF to save these animals from extinction!

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Ethereal Cut Paper Illustrations of Women in Water by Sonia Alins

Into the Water II: Cut Paper Illustrations by Sonia Alins

We have seen the beautiful works of Spanish artist Sonia Alins previously, featuring several women with exaggerated proportions floating and even dancing under the transparent sheets of water. This They stay afloat in this aquatic environment, with only some parts shown above the water level. Dones d'aigua II showcases the subtle, delicate and ethereal idea of mysterious aquatic environment where the figures emerge or not.