Benjamin Reynaert’s Nest studies use hand shredded paper that is attached one by one to a folded concertina that can expand and collapse. Each one-of-a-kind piece questions the book form and redefines the space it occupies. Other iterations include processes that either invert or twist the structure to create new forms.
Marion Bataille’s latest pop-up book Numéro is a feast for the eyes for all ages…
English artist Chris Gilmour (1973) creates life-sized sculptures, made of recycled cardboard and glue, using both plain packaging cardboard and recycled packaging material. His works replicate in painstaking detail many objects and machines out of our ordinary lives.
George Boya is a Greece-based collage artist and illustrator. He studied Interior Design, Art Conservation & Restoration. His artworks blur the lines between collage, painting, stained glass techniques and photography. He visually deconstructs parts of reality that we think of as stable so as to create new balanced compositions. His latest handmade collage series is based on Major Arcana Tarot cards and interprets the hidden symbolism behind the tarot combined with a new iconography based on contemporary ideas.
For her series ‘Cosmic Surgery’ photographer Alma Haser uses origami to manipulate faces. A quite elaborate proces, she firstly photographs her sitters, then prints multiple images of the subject(s) face and folds them into a complicated origami modular construction, which she then places back onto the original face of the portrait. And finally she re-photographers the entire manipulated image.
Besides creating wearable items, Danish fashion designer Violise Lunn has a passion for making unwearable items from paper, a material that allows her to play with otherwise impossible compositions.
Visual artist Maria Laura Benavente Sovieri, a.k.a “Millilitres” created these lovely papercraft foods and groceries for several advertising clients.
Jeremy May has captured the beauty of paper via a unique laminating process. His jewellery is made by laminating hundreds sheets of paper together, then carefully finishing to a high gloss. The paper is selected and carefully removed from a book, and the jewellery re-inserted in the excavated space.
Each piece is impossible to replicate, and is unique to the wearer. The beauty of the jewels extends within the piece: text and images pass all the way though the object, only exposed at the surfaces – giving a tantalising glimpse of the book within.
Paper ZOO is an interactive children’s book (in Slovak-Polish) designed by fine arts student Marya Dzianová.
Australian artist Justine Khamara transforms portrait photographs into three-dimensional sculptures.
Caroline Jane Harris explores the dichotomy in science and art, traditional processes and contemporary practices. She responds to visual phenomena in nature; the endless geometric patterns found in all levels of existence. Using tree formations as her starting point, Harris creates an idealised aesthetic of nature, through the symmetrical rendering of digitally printed photographs, which are then hand-cut and layered. Once layered, the two dimensional paper-cuts have an inherent sense of depth creating three-dimensional drawings, preserved between glass.
Italian artist Andrea Russo creates utterly subtle, yet complicated paper foldings.
Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon.
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Hinke Schreuders’ stitches on paper explore the female role model of the fifties.
Peter Callesen works mostly exclusively with white paper. A large part of his work is made from A4 sheets of paper, probably the most common and consumed media used for carrying information today. The thin white paper gives the paper sculptures a frailty that underlines the tragic and romantic theme of his works.
Alex Dipple derives her inspiration form prosaic sources, such as newspapers and periodicals. She rearranges punctuation into collages, filling spaces that hint of infinity.
Will Kurtz’ sculptures depict people he has seen around the city of New York and captured on his iPhone.
He transforms his subjects into life-size works using wood and wire as a foundation. The sculptures are finished with torn newspaper, adding color, dimension and texture to the surfaces.
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French artist, Mathilde Roussel’s fusion of materials from organic and synthetic materials poetically echoe natural processes and concepts. Though seemingly sourced from the world of science, her works have deep roots in the philosophical with importance paid to natural processes, particularly life and death.