Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Korean artist Yoo Hyun uses an exacto knife, paper, and tweezers to create celebrity images. The images appear abstract when viewed up close, but from a distance become realistic portraits. She favors headshots of über-famous and iconic celebrities such as Frida Kahlo, Picasso, and Michael Jackson. The portraits appear when held against a dark background so the white of the paper creates light in the image.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Drawing inspiration from natural organic forms, Rogan Brown looks for "patterns and repeated motifs that run through natural phenomena at different scales." Each piece involves a labor-intesive process creating thousands of hand-cut slices. "The finished artefact is really only the ghostly fossilized vestige of this slow, long process of realisation."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 12, 2015
We have seen and adored Myriam Dion delicate and intricate cut newspaper works of art where she would leave behind some elements of an article. In her new work, she has incorporated collage. Exploring the relationship between folk art and popular culture, Dion creates fragile masterpieces. To add to the juxtaposing elements, the titles of each piece is the newspaper’s date and primary subject.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 04, 2015
Artist Yulia Bordskaya was born in Russia and is currently living in the UK. She has earned an international reputation for her innovative 'quilled' paper illustrations.
Juxtapoz // Friday, November 21, 2014
Brian Adam Douglas (aka ELBOW-TOE) uses a unique cut paper and collage technique he calls 'paper painting.' Painting individual parts of paper, he carefully cuts them and sticks them to a wooden panel to create the final painting-like composition. "Forgoing the relative ease and fluidly of the brush stroke, the artist methodically builds his compositions through shards of color incised from sheets of paper..."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Canadian artist Myriam Dion will take a newspaper and intricately cuts patterns into the pages, leaving behind elements of an article's text or photographs. These elements perfectly compliment the incredible detailed and flawless patterns in the final work.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
One of the things we love about paper cut works, especially the works of Bovey Lee, is the amount of time and precision it takes to complete just one cut. As Bovey puts it, "I create layered and dramatic stories referencing my life experiences, response to headline news, and concerns for urban and environmental issues."
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
Using a single sheet of paper, Japanese artist Nahoko Kojima intricately cuts sculptures of animals and textures. While some are encased in acrylic sheets, others are installed in three-dimensions. She is currently hard at work on a life-sized swimming polar bear constructed from a single sheet of white Washi paper. The artwork, titled Byaku, will be on display at the Jerwood Space in London beginning next month. Watch a video after the jump!
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 11, 2014
We see it, we don't know how he did it, but apparently, origami aritst Sipho Mabona has created a life-sized origami elephant from ONE sheet of paper? How you say? First, it took a "dozen people four weeks to complete. Standing just over 3 meters high (or 10 feet tall), the work is now on display in the museum KKLB in Beromünster, Switzerland."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Virginia-based artist Eric Standley utilized laser cutting tecniques to create these intricate and ultra-thin paper sculptures that are based on Gothic, Greek, and Islamic techniques. Standley is an Associate Professor of Studio Art at Virigina Tech. According to the artist, 'he holds allegiance to a faith of his own construction, which is reinvented on a dialy bases.'