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January 19th - March 25th, 2017
Japanese artist Ayumi Shibata uses traditional methods of Japanese paper cutting to create miniature cities inside of glass vessels. Her chosen materials reference the delicate relationship humans have with our environment and natural forces of our world, while also relating to the Japanese translation of “paper.” In Japanese, the word for “paper” is “Kami,” which can also mean “god,” “divinity,” or “spirit.” Kami are omnipresent in the Shinto religion, and reside in the sky, ground, trees, and rocks.
Using this charged material, Shibata attempts to construct a sculptural dialogue about how we relate and respond to our natural world. Some of Shibata’s work is included in the three-person exhibition Passion Paper at Galerie Atalier Du Genie in Paris through March 25, 2017.
Toronto based studio Light + Paper run by Ali Harrison, has a focus on incredibly detailed reimagined cut paper designs of human organs. Each piece is first hand drawn and then hand-cut on white paper by freehand. Once complete, they hold organic patterns true to their origin. Her pieces take anywhere from 20-60 hours to complete... WOW! You can purchase any of her incredibly detailed works through her shop on Light + Paper, where she offers original hand-cut art pieces, as well as laser cut reproductions in both paper and wood. For a limited time get our Female Reproductive System Tee with all proceeds going towards Planned Parenthood!
Flower Knot – The Windmill Glider
We have been memorized by the intricate hand-cut compositions from Los Angeles based paper artist Bovey Lee in the past, here and here. In the years that have past since we last wrote, her work has gradually become more and more intricate! Bovey has dived deeper into her craft, making the viewer look just a little bit closer at all of the immense details and believe me you will want to pay attention. This particular set of cut paper illustrations showcase varying themes, where the repetition of certain elements sprinkled throughout make for an exciting visual experience!
If you are looking a video that will completely soothe you after a stressful day, 'Diffusion Choir' is just the one you are looking for. It showcases a kinetic sculpture commissioned by Biomed Realty for its building at 650 East Kendall Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Sosolimited partnered with Plebian Design and Hypersonic to design, program, and fabricate this unique paper installation. The sculpture itself celebrates the organic beauty of collaboration by visualizing the movements of an invisible flock of birds. 400 folding elements comprised of Tyvek form a hanging volume in the sunlit atrium. Each element can independently open and close, controlled by custom software running a flocking algorithm.
Keeping in mind the references related to coral, bacteria, pathogens, diatoms, fungi etc..., Rogan Brown's latest works are a correlation of paper cut by hand and laser cutting to create an incredibly detailed and varied visual texture. Each microbiological motif is however completely fictive and imagined. He states, "It is this interplay between the imagination and the "real" world that fascinates me, reality is transformed and estranged through the creative process which paradoxically makes the finished work more real and unique." Rogan's unique pieces identify patterns and motifs that occur in the natural world in different contexts and at different scales, both macroscopic and microscopic. He has developed a formal, aesthetic vocabulary that he uses to construct hybrid sculptural forms, half real, half surreal.
Bianca Severijns is a Dutch-Israeli paper artist based in Ramot Hashawim. Over the years in her studio called “Peace of Paper," she has developed her own unique artistic style, incorporating pieces of hand-torn paper woven together to create these breathtaking tapestries. Severijn's inspiration comes from nature, where her use of a multi layering technique and monochrome coloring from white acrylic paint, generates the result of a textured and holistic installation with harmonious complexity, similar to nests.Textural Hand-Torn Monochrome Paper Tapestries Inspired by Nature seen first on on Strictlypaper
With the use of watercolor paper, PVA glue and a lot of patience, Edinburgh artist Charles Young has built this meticulously handcrafted metropolis he calls 'Paperholm'. Over the past two years, Young has dedicated what I can only imagine to be countless hours to creating more than 600 handmade miniature architectural structures, including urban monuments, vehicles, residences and rollercoasters, each forming an integral part of the final cityscape.
Known for creating exquisite, fashionable and most definitely wearable works of art, like previously featured, artist Asya Kozina has made this incredible collection of paper wigs that incorporates EVERY bit of extravagance. Utilizing only paper and cardboard, they are fashioned in Baroque-era monochrome decadence. Each piece is adorned with everyday objects, whether they are swashbuckling ships or majestic planes, that appear as if to have landed upon a robust cloud.
Having a passion for the refined detailing of paper carving, Italian artist Domitilla Biondi creates these delicate and uniquely beautiful pieces inspired by the serenity and spiritual awareness she has come to know over the past year. They each possess their own story, their poetic tale carved into ivory paper, only leaving reliefs of the shadows cast by the lights interaction from where blade once was. Without further adieu, please enjoy this lovely look into the background of Domitilla Biondi.
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.