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New Mesmerizing Geometric Paper Sculptures from Matthew Shlian

New Mesmerizing Geometric Paper Sculptures from Matthew Shlian 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.

Artist Folds Beautifully Intricate Origami Tessellations Reminiscent of Sea Creatures

Artist Folds Beautifully Intricate Origami Tessellations Reminiscent of Sea Creatures

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.

Mathematical Inspired 3D Paper Kaleidoscope Tessellations by Brandon Clark

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Richmond based paper artist, Brandon Clark, has combined and transformed his four passions: photography, math, graphic design, and drawing into these beautiful 3D wall pieces. His process involves recreating geometrical forms that reveal themselves as kaleidoscope like tessellations. The beautiful and very colorful patterns are all well thought out and done with precision. Each piece each is made of hand folded hexagonal pyramids which are then glued into various formations.

Entfaltung: Collapsible Fashion

Jule Waibel Entfaltung: Collapsible Fashion

Enfaltung, which in german harbors many meanings: unfold, expand or develop, is the basis of this Master's thesis project created by german native Jule Waible for her Design Products program at the Royal College of Art. This series features a yellow dress that transformes its shape dependent upon the movement of the body, a green expandable accordion styled bag and an orange umbrella which all use a style referred to as origami tessellation. It is exactly that in which it describes along with the magic of the source of her inspiration, Mary Poppin's enchanted bag. "Collapsible structures reflect how our world is constantly changing," she writes. "My response is to use folding as part of my design process."

Interview With Paper Engineer Matt Shlian

Interview With Paper Engineer Matt Shlian
"As a paper engineer, Matt Shlian's work is rooted in print media, book arts, and commercial design, though he frequently finds himself collaborating with a cadre of scientists and researchers who are just now recognizing the practical connections between paper folding and folding at microscopic and nanoscopic scales." -- Ghostly International

Nintai: Origami-Inspired Geometric Dresses

Nintai: Origami-Inspired Geometric Dresses These dresses were created by Uruguay based designers Mercedes Arocena and Lucia Benitez for their thesis project. During their research about generations of civilizations they discovered that most garments were built out of rectangles and squares. That lead them to creating this line, "Nintai"--patience in Japanese, which utilizes geometrical figures as the basis of development for these origami-inspired dresses. Their collection uses the aspects of origami such as folding, creasing and building of the structures out of rectangles and patterns without the use of paper.

These dresses were created by Uruguay based designers Mercedes Arocena and Lucia Benitez for their thesis project. During their research about generations of civilizations they discovered that most garments were built out of rectangles and squares. That lead them to creating this line, "Nintai"--patience in Japanese, which utilizes geometrical figures as the basis of development for these origami-inspired dresses. Their collection uses the aspects of origami such as folding, creasing and building of the structures out of rectangles and patterns without the use of paper.

Origami Tessellated Masks by Joel Cooper

Origami Tessellations by Joel Cooper

Reared by origami tradition, paper artist Joel Cooper creates these elaborately detailed tessellated masks out of a single sheet of paper! These masks are dyed, stained and then treated with polyurethane, acrylic or shellac to make them more durable. Joel folds all of these masks himself, they are one-of-a-kind and some can be purchased on Etsy.

Paper Reliefs by Yuko Nishimura

Paper Reliefs by Yuko Nishimura

"Only by folding one piece of paper an expressive masterpiece can be created. This is the Japanese way of folding.In order to link the past with future generations regarding the form of folding, I do not limit myself to the category of origami but consider the pursuit of any possibility of folding paper." -- Yuko Nishimura

‘The Emperor’s Castle’ Origami Tessellations by Thomas Hillier

CHAPTER I

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ACT I - The First Meeting

Thomas Hillier during his studies at Bartlett School of Architecture created this refined architectural piece entitled "The Emperor's Castle. It starts with a story built upon paper cuts and fine threads into these beautifully crafted collaged scenes of Toyko. Thomas's architectural interests go beyond the built environment to include art, design, story telling and installations with a particular interest in how literature can be directly translated into urban and architectural space. The story continues to grow in every chapter.

Dora Kelemen: Angel

A beautiful hand crafted futuristic piece from Hungarian fashion designer Dora Kelemen entitled ‘Angel’.