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Paris based artist Agnès Cappadoro has a body of work that utilizes a hybrid quilling technique to visualize the notions of topography through pieces of art, combining photographs and sculptures, while exploring Augustin Berque’s sentence "Man is a geographic human-being." Inspired by minimalism, kinetic art and photography, she creates sculptures that mimic geometrical paintings and settings that transmit the vision and relationship between works of art and bodies. She documents impermanence and a constantly changing geography. Her work, calling for contemplation, is a long meditation where patience is simultaneously a process, a medium, a message and a goal.Minimal Kinetic Landscapes in Paper by Agnès Cappadoro seen first on Strictlypaper
We learned a great deal about Australian paper relief artist Jacky Cheng in our past interview, from how she learned joss paper folding from her grandma to her idea of the greatest invention ever made. Her works are nothing short of breathtaking and utilize meticulous care in their creation. Multiple layers are carefully cut and placed on top of one another and sometimes folded and interlocked to reveal gorgeous mandalas.New Beautiful Paper Reliefs That Form Intricate Mandalas by Jacky Cheng seen first on on Strictlypaper
We of course are all familiar with the absolutely stunning book sculptures that Guy Laramee has so meticulously carved in the past, here and here. These hyperrealistic, three dimensional landscapes are carved into disused knowledge, recycling discarded books and obsolete encyclopedias that are literally just waiting to be transformed into something wonderful. Laramee is able to do just that with his keen ability to refine each book, or layers of books, and capture the finer details of the valleys, towering mountains, and widespread deserts. His use of inks and pigments subtly amplifies those details, bringing each of these topographic landscapes to life.Artist Creates Hyperrealistic Topographic Landscapes Carved into Old Books seen first on on Strictlypaper
It has been a while since we have done an interview and it is with great pleasure that I share this interview as well as incredible works of Australian based relief paper cut artist Jacky Cheng. Her works are absolutely stunning and mesmerizing. Each layer, precisely cut and stacked upon each other, revealing beautifully unique spiraling mandalas and flower-like sculptures inspired from topography in nature.
Jae Ko was born in Korea and has worked in fiber for nearly two decades, transforming ordinary materials like paper into extraordinary sculptural objects. Her work ranges from discrete wall reliefs and small sculptures to monumental installations that evoke topography and movement. Inspired by visits to Newfoundland and the far northwestern reaches of the United States, Ko reconstructs the melting Tundra, with its floating, fractured glaciers. The room-sized monumental sculptural relief is constructed from nearly one ton of recycled paper that has been re-spooled and shaped to fit the architecture of CAMH’s Zilkha Gallery.
Wanting to be an artist her whole life, Olga Skorokhod turned her interests to that of paper cut art, with the inspiration being the beauty in nature all around us. She handcrafts these incredibly detailed layered topographic works with the use of a surgical blade, meticulously adding texture to smooth sheets, layering them for depth to give these paper sculptures the illusion of being three dimensional.
Guy Laramee is back with some new book sculptures that continue to become more and more impressive. If you aren't familiar with Laramee's work, his art reflects that of recent experiences. These books in particular are a culmination of past events that were very deep in his heart and has become a dedication to the mysterious forces thanks to which we can traverse these ordeals.
I had the recent pleasure to see some of his work up close, particularly the one shown above which reflects the devastating tsunami that struck Japan, and I have to say it is even more captivating in person. If you happen to be in New York City, please be sure to stop by the Christopher Henry Gallery to see A Cut Above: 12 Paper Masters Exhibition. It is completely stunning!
"Started in '99, this is my life work. I individually cut single sheets of paper by free-hand and stack them together. The work consists of positive or negative shapes. I am trying to embody relationships among humans, time and nature." -- Noriko Ambe
"So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint Romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS. Fogs and clouds erase everything we know, everything we think we are." -- Guy Laramee