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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.
Spanish artist Sonia Alins has created this wonderfully surreal paper cut illustration series entitled Into the Water (Dones d’Aigua) featuring several women with exaggerated proportions floating, and some even appear to be dancing, in the water. Sonia uses watercolored paper for the backdrop, where these figures are then drawn with ink, cut and placed on a semitransparent paper that serves as the top layer of water, sometimes also with the use of wool underneath for added texture and depth. They stay afloat in this aquatic environment, with only some parts shown above the water level. Her use of these mixed media elements really adds to the surrealism and poetry of the piece itself. This Dones d’aigua series showcases the dramatic intensity, and intimate experiences wrapped in a metaphorical, allegorical and surreal atmosphere.
From Buenos Aires with a degree in Graphic Design from a University within the same city, Barbara Perdiguera is currently now an illustrator and animator based out of Madrid. The the nine papercraft dioramas series showcased here is for Editorial SM (Spain). Two have been selected to appear in the annual prestigious American Illustration 31 to be published this November. The one above which reminds me of the cover of the infamous Totoro and below, of the pink bear skipping through the woods.
"The Spanish street artist Nuria Mora has created colorful origami pieces and placed them on display in public ad spaces in Tirso de Molina square, downtown Madrid. Inserting her 3D paper sculptures into billboards in the bustling city center, they can be enjoyed by shoppers and passers-by, as they are viewable from both sides and lit up at night." -- PSFK
Happy Friday people! Here is a whimsical bunch of paper faces created by Héctor Sos for Torras Papel.