Paper Art - 100 Extraordinary Examples of Paper Art. Paper art can be traced back to Japan, where it originated over a thousand years ago.
From complex paper cutting to book carving, this is an ever expanding area of design that is hardly talked about. These intricate paper designs grace museums and exauhibitions throughout the world and is becoming yet another exciting medium of expression for many designers. Some of the artists featured here use simple materials, such as A4 printing papeel, while others resort to unexpected materials, such as actual books, as their prime materials. In this article, we’ll take a look at 13 remarkable artists and showcase their truly amazing pieces of paper art. Peter Callesen Visit website Jen Stark Visit website Simon Schubert Visit website Brian Dettmer: Book Sculptures Visit website Sher Christopher Visit website Elsa Mora Visit website Yulia Brodskaya Visit Website Su Blackwell Visit website Richard Sweeney Visit website Jolis Paons Visit website Bovey Lee Visit website Bert Simons Visit website Ingrid Siliakus.
Won Park - The Master of Origami Paper Folding. Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding.
The goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferably without the use of gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one piece of paper. Won Park is the master of Origami. He is also called the “money folder”, a practitioner of origami whose canvas is the United States One Dollar Bill. Bending, twisting, and folding, Won Park creates life-like shapes inspired by objects living and not– both in stunning detail. One Dollar Koi One Dollar Butterfly One Dollar Camera Two Dollar Battle Tank Two Dollar Chinese Dragon One Dollar Construction Machine One Dollar Crab One Dollar Dolphin Two Dollar Jacket Two Dollar Spider One Dollar Turkey One Dollar Scorpion One Dollar Praying Mantis. One Sheet of Paper (30 pics) We already had a post of Weird Toilet Paper Roll Art, showing Yuken Teruya’s beautiful cutouts of Toilet paper rolls, and now I present another super creative artist, Peter Callesen, who does something similar, but this time out of single A4 paper sheets.
“Lately I have worked almost exclusively with white paper in different objects, paper cuts, installations and performances. A large part of my work is made from A4 sheets of paper. It is probably the most common and consumed media used for carrying information today. This is why we rarely notice the actual materiality of the A4 paper. By taking away all the information and starting from scratch using the blank white A4 paper sheet for my creations, I feel I have found a material that we are all able to relate to, and at the same time the A4 paper sheet is neutral and open to fill with different meaning. I would have never thought that one could make such masterpieces using just one sheet of paper! Looking back, 2006 White Hand, 2007. Book Of Art - today and tomorrow - StumbleUpon. January 18th, 2011 Books of Art by Isaac Salazar, a simple idea well executed. found at ffffound.
The Book Surgeon (15 pieces) - My Modern Metropolis - StumbleUpon. Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time.
Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed. Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of his sculptures. He also folds, bends, rolls, and stacks multiple books to create completely original sculptural forms. "My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception," he says. "The richness and depth of the book is universally respected yet often undiscovered as the monopoly of the form and relevance of the information fades over time.
Dettmer is originally from Chicago, where he studied at Columbia College. Update: Read our exclusive interview with the Book Surgeon here. Brian Dettmer's website. Robert J. Lang Origami. The Art of Typography #79 by Sabeena Karnik.