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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!

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ON PAPER – Grand Central Exhibition

ON PAPER - Grand Central Exhibition

ON PAPER/ Grand Central at 100 will be featuring the work of four noted contemporary artists working with paper-cut. This is the latest and last offering in a year-long series of exhibitions organized by MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design mounted to celebrate the historic Centennial of Grand Central Terminal. The four artists included – Laura Cooperman, Rob Ryan, Xin Song, and Thomas Witte – present original artwork inspired by Grand Central. Created by meticulous cutting of black and white paper, each artwork is composed of four panels set in the lightbox windows that flank the dining concourse on the lower level of Grand Central Terminal. Lightboxes are lit from behind, thus highlighting the negative spaces that are removed by cutting the paper, and bringing the imagery into sharp focus. This exhibit is the first time the lightboxes will be used to display original art; they usually showcase photographic work.

Interview with Paper Cut Artist Thomas Witte

Interview with Paper Cut Artist Thomas Witte

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.

A Cut Above: 12 Paper Masters Exhibition

A Cut Above: 12 Paper Masters Exhibition

On Thursday, May 10th I had the privilege of attending a amazing paper exhibition at the Christopher Henry Gallery entitled A Cut Above: 12 Paper Masters. This group exhibition, curated by Diana Ewer, is celebrating the renaissance of cut paper as an artistic medium where 12 international artists have been featured, each working in their in particular expertise whether it be a carefully sliced book or an intricately cut piece of paper.