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Post-It Notes Captured On a Macro Scale to Create Stunning Abstract Photographs

Post-It Notes Captured On a Macro Scale to Create Stunning Abstract Photographs

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.

Artist Transforms Deck of Playing Cards into Life Sized Works of Art

Christian Tagliavini Transforms Deck of Playing Cards into Life Sized Works of Art

Talented Swiss photographer Christian Tagliavini loves cultivating stories with open endings of unexplored themes or unusual concepts, as we have seen previously. Through Tagliavini's background he is able to invent, create and produce images that blend fine arts and craftsmanship. This exciting collision of circumstances resulted the transformation of an ordinary deck of cards into these life-sized works of art, where he takes on the role of fashion designer and photographer by constructing these unique pieces from paper and cardboard.

Artist Creates Hyperrealistic Cut Paper Illustrations Based On Photographs

Thomas Witte Creates Hyperrealistic Cut Paper Illustrations Based On Photographs - Lookout 4

Thomas Witte is a beyond talented cut paper artist, whose work focuses primarily on capturing the essence of a photograph by meticulously cutting out the negative spaces in paper. His background started in the vibrant stencil graffiti scene in Argentina, and his time there solidified his interest in this particular technique. Currently based out of New Jersey, Witte creates these immaculately detailed works, that are so accurately depicted you almost wonder, hmmm is this really cut paper. Well I can tell you that I have had a couple of occasions of seeing his work first hand and they definitely are. Now he is working on larger scale pieces, like we learned in his past interview and I'm excited to see his latest works which will be on display at the Davidson Contemporary Gallery, Booth N-100 at PULSE Miami from December 1-4th. So check it out!

Artist Creates Hyperrealistic Cut Paper Illustrations Based On Photographs seen first on on Strictlypaper

Cosmic Surgery: Origami Portraits by Alma Haser

Cosmic Surgery: Origami Portraits by Alma Haser

London based, German photographer Alma Haser has an all too familiar portrait series entitled Cosmic Surgery, which we saw a glimpse of previously. This collection includes newer portraits specifically for PULSE Miami Beach. Her works have a process made up of three distinct stages. Firstly Alma photographs her sitter, then prints multiple images of the subjects face and folds them into a complicated origami modular construction, which then gets placed back onto the original face of the portrait. Finally the whole piece is re-photographed.

Her works will be on display during PULSE Miami Beach at the De Soto Gallery, Booth N-302 through December 31, 2016, so be sure to check it out and maybe I will see you there! You can also grab her new pop-up book featuring this series, which has some really nice origami pop-ups toward the back, as you can see in the video below.

Cosmic Surgery: Origami Portraits by Alma Haser seen first on on Strictlypaper

Misunderstanding Focus: Stacked Cut Paper Collages from Photographs by Nerhol

Misunderstanding Focus: Stacked Cut Paper Collages from Photographs by Nerhol

In the original series captured by the collaborative team Nerhol, we were only able to see a glimpse of some of the 27 portraits that created over a span of a 3 minute time lapse of immobility. Here is a more extended version capturing the movement of each collaged portrait through the topographical layering and carving of the many photographs taken during this short interval. The stacking of each image after they have been cut, generates an effect where the image appears to be distorted and blurred. The resulting portrait series is a tribute to mortality rather than vanity - a gentle reminder that our bodies keep changing every second of every day!

Minimal Carved and Layered Paper Reliefs by Irfan Hendrian

Minimal Carved and Layered Paper Reliefs by Irfan Hendrian Logical Aesthetic

A visual artist and graphic designer born in Ohio and now currently working in Bandung, Indonesia, Irfan Hendrian specializes in paper cutting, paper construction, print production and photography. His works have been widely exhibited in his home and abroad and he has worked for bands, art organizations, and the like to create clear visual communication. His works combine the use of pressed layers of paper and glue where some are carved and collaged along with silk and fabric. In these series, 'Logical Aesthetic' and 'Record of the Past and Present', some are minimal and others very complex. After layering paper with glue, he then dissects and exposes the paper to see how the fiber reacts and expresses itself naturally within the overall composition. A feeling that he describes as great, the ablity to lose control in how to compose and manifest paper.

Minimal Carved and Layered Paper Reliefs by Irfan Hendrian seen first on Strictlypaper

Life Through Death, Collage and Assemblage Works by Jeremy Grant

Life Through Death, Collage and Assemblage Works by Jeremy Grant

Award-winning graphic designer Jeremy Grant is an emerging artist born in California, currently living and working in Denver, Colorado. Focusing on mixed media collage, with strips of paper and photographs, and the utilization of the assemblage of found objects, his body of works explore the themes of destruction & creation, death & resurrection, and chaos & familiarity. After breaking down his materials he brings them back together, pairing the items in unexpected ways and transforming these discarded, disconnected objects into assembled pieces of art, where he likes to think of this as creating new life out of destruction.

Textured Biological Tapestries Depicted Over Cut Photographs by Nate Lewis

Textured Biological Tapestries Depicted Over Cut Photographs by Nate Lewis

By sculpting the photographs of his body with repetitive cellular cuts, Nate Lewis makes visible these unseen competing elements of the human body, creating textures and movement that mirror the internal transformations of the patients, the individuals who were emotionally invested in these patients, and himself.

Large Scale Architectural Collages by Anastasia Savinova

Large Scale Architectural Collages by Anastasia Savinova

Anastasia Savinova is a russian-born visual artist currently living and working in Sweden whose background in architectural studies has led her to create these intriguing large scale collages. Each collage is comprised of layer upon layer of photographs shot in various European capitals. The series is titled "Genius Loci", which according to the Romans was a protective spirit of a dwelling, takes on a more contemporary meaning which refers to a location's distinctive atmosphere. Savinovas's crisply composed collages are more than a medium of contrasting doors, windows, and roof lines, they explore the structure of life in their connection with the land and the spirit of the place.

Paper Cut Collages Suspended in Glass by Peter Madden

Peter Madden Magazine Collages

We have featured various types of collages sprinkled throughout our site ranging from dots to pinned or even from musical notes, all being unique in their form and execution. Auckland-based artist Peter Madden creates sculptural installations from cut-out books, magazines and encyclopedias. Each slice is a representation of a fantastical construction once reassembled. Although Madden works from second-hand imagery, he often uses photography as a metaphor when discussing his practice.