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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.
Distortions of the Past; Collaborations for the Future is a series by Vancouver-based artist Randy Grskovic of geometric collages of old photographs. The project consists of the artist’s response to found photographs and the distorting of memories captured within.
Grskovic says, “I make some stylistic cuts depending on the mood that the image projects to me, which is essentially a projection of myself onto the image. It’s an anonymous collaboration. The document is now skewed. The memory has changed and so has the document. The photograph as well as any other document is never an accurate depiction of truth.”,/p> Continue reading
Alma Haser has created this series, Cosmic Surgery, where she photographs her sitter, then prints multiple images of the subjects face which is then folded into complicated origami pieces. These pieces are then placed back onto the original face and re-photographed, making a very unique and interesting series.
“As in my previous self-referential works, my intention here is to create a piece where the image cannot be separated from its referent, thus creating a visual link between past and present. This concept naturally led me towards origami because of the reversible character of its folding process: each can be unfolded back to its initial two-dimensional square, and in so doing retain the physical marks of its creases.” — Marc Fichou Continue reading
Nerhol is the collaborative work of Yoshihisa Tanaka and Ryuta Iida, who come from backgrounds in graphic design and fine art respectively, in an effort to deepen the concepts behind their art and experiment in opening up new possibilities for artistic expression.
Scott Hazard is Raleigh-based artist and landscape architect who by way of torn portals in photographs, layers them to produce mysterious scenes giving way to the smoke from a chimney, clouds, or a portal into the unknown.
The “Specimens” by Michael Mapes are comprised of hundreds of dissected photographs and fragments contained in various forms making for an interesting and yet peculiar depiction of the person themselves.
Texas based photographer Cara Barer puts a new meaning in book art through her colorful sculptures out of discarded phone books, computer manuals, maps and the like that she transforms and then photographs. Her inspiration stems from a random encounter where she discovered a rain-soaked Yellow Pages. From there she began her practice and dove into the search for books as well alternate methods of manipulating their appearance.
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.
“A play of solids and voids as well as content and proportions, the wispy creations explore the notion of an unseen network of energetic motions while illustrating the transient quality of a single moment.” — Designboom
Scottish-born, Paris based Georgia Russell is no amateur when it comes to manipulating photographs into rhythmic textural images by way of paper under the knife. Her pieces transport you to different times and evoke countless emotions that add to the narrative of each piece.