paper cut sculpture using only two single sheets of Japanese washi paper.Paper cut sculpture using only two single sheets of Japanese washi paper.A handmade concept piece by the artist to inspire and push the boundaries of what is possible in Japanese paper cut art, kirie. unveiled at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre with almost 10,000 visitors in only a week
concept pieces by Nahoko Kojima are inspiration for art and design communitie,Kojima takes inspiration from Nature and prefers to create accurate depictions,Uncompromising in her vision. No one in the world is doing more than Kojima in legitimising Japanese Kirie as a globally recognised genre of art When asked why she created the piece, the artist answered “Love. What else is there?
Created by Nahoko Kojima
Kojima uses nylon threads to tie the paper to the ceiling grid. It is a process that turns a single sheet into a 3D object with a clever design and the help of gravity
“When I was a child I would lie down on my back on the grass and draw the underside of flowers. I think when we discover a hidden beauty, we leave our bodies and look on ourselves, the object and environment, all as one lovely epiphany.” she said.
The artist uses Japanese scalpel blades which are thinner and sharper but become blunt so quickly that she changes blades every two to three minutes.
Concept pieces like Shiro are not easy to create, ship, fund nor concept but such pieces are created in order to unleash the artist’s sheer creative energy. NAHOKO KOJIMA TOOK 8 DAYS TO INSTALL SHIRO WITH ONLY 1 OTHER PERSONThe shows created by the artist require numerous build vendors, employed staff and volunteers however the cutting and install is always personally done by the artist.
making multiple visual references with cell structure: micros pathogens, vegetate forms: coral, fossils, insects, and shells. The various minuscule body organs and orifices are geological, and topographical maps cut away models with light laser, Magical Circle Variations merge sources of inspiration with a pastel color scheme that can also be found in a coral habitat.
visual crafts which find a bridge between the imagination and observational space ; mimicking the breathtaking detail and complexity that exists at every level of scale in nature and filtering it through the eccentricity of the individual imagination, and reflected in the excessive detail which characterizes which overwhelms the eye by its sheer scale and volume.
inspired by Rogan brown, The recurrent theme in this project is the limitations of science when confronted by the vast scale and complexity of nature, science’s goal of containing and defining nature is constantly subverted and fractured by the sheer volume and variety of data that needs to be observed, analysed and classified.
. “What the reef and the microbiome have in common is that they both consist of biodiverse colonies of organisms that coexist more or less harmoniously,” Brown explains. Done with paper materials as it embodies the paradoxical qualities that we see in nature: its fragility and durability, its strength and delicacy; there is a pleasing poetic symmetry in taking this material that was cut from the forest and by cutting and transforming it once again returning it to its origins.
“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity…and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of a man of Imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.” William Blake
There are further parallels between coral and human beings in that we are both symbiont organisms, that is we depend on a mutually beneficial relationship with another species: coral only receive their beautiful colors from varieties of algae that live on them and human beings can only exist thanks to the unimaginably huge and diverse number of bacteria that live in and on them.”
Magnum design poster, made from little pieces of apple slices , chocolates bits and apple chops , dyed with coffee and food coloring , the latest in a series of projects for Philippines based Visual Artist and paper cutter Patrick Cabral .
The poster featured much of his present preoccupation combining his own peculiar style of kirigami ( Japanese paper cutting art form ) a little more of new experiences gained from his foray into realm of matte artistry.
To help commemorate the occasion, Magnum Philippines had tapped Patrick to help create art inspired by “Make Your Own “ Magnum’s promise of creating bespoke pleasure using various ingredients, dips and sauces.
But picking patrick was no chance. His previous works stood out. They include an on-going series on instagram ,exploring various animal form in layered papers , cut to a delicate execution and stacked to reveal a complete structure .
” I want to provide a contrast of soft materials to a predator , patrick had said “also to venture more on the endangered species in the future, and hopefully show how fragile some species are and how close they are to extinction “
Magnum opened its third Magnum Pleasure Store at SM Seaside City in Cebu, Philippines, last November .
It’s a first of its kind artwork that pushes the boundaries of paper cutting. The project took 80 hours to cut papers, 3 days to paint the layers and 1 day to add buffer between the layers so the depth will be more pronounced. Each paper color is precisely matched to a specific topping found at the Magnum Pleasure Store and represents the myriad of customized pleasures found in Magnum Cebu.