Artist unveils a life size blue whale made entire from washi paper

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?

 

 

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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.

 

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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.

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Patrick Cabral Investigates delicate Papercuts creating Animal Forms.

Media: instagram

 

 

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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.

Director : Mario Cormejo
DOP : Odie Flores
Exec. Producer : Ginny Vizcarra
Production Staff :
Cathy Javier
Catre Sanidad
Ado Urbano
Food Stylist : Theo Zaragosa / Chef
Asst. PD : Ferdinand Canlas
Propsman : Wilmer Requiza
Offline / Online Editor : Wacky Tirona
Production House : Filmex

Offline / Online Post Production House : Filmex
Post House (Grading) : Optima

Got Old Books ? They can get new lives as home utilities .

Any Engineer would tell you , the most efficient ways of recycling paper are either leave it degrade or to incinerated it.  But now Artists and designers are  finding innovative ways to re-purpose old paper and books that may no longer be relevant. So far, we’ve seen books transformed into Japanese lanterns, sculptures and even mini-houses cut entirely from vintage books you can now  add tableware to that list.

After experimenting with three-dimensional paper objects started in 2009, this  formerly Swedish graphic designer and bookbinder Cecilia Levy  now works full time as an dependant art creator; re-purposing old paper materials into intricate and stunting art works.

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ausquerry3She is hard to come by as she is always on the road planning and participating  in solo and group exhibitions in Sweden and abroad; working with public art assignments and holding workshops.

Cecilia Levy creates exquisite paper plates, bowls and natural forms using small pieces of paper taken from comic books and vintage volumes. Her art work are of an exquisite variant as they range from coloured bowls to flower bulbs to tea cups.

 


ausquerry4Levy focus on the inherent delicacy of paper, and leaves the original stains and discolourations of the sheets on her works as a testament to her starting material history.  Her objects are created using papier-mâché techniques, and are not varnished afterwards, to retain the emphasis on the paper itself.

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Ephemeral and exquisitely made, Levy’s paper art gently evokes a sense of magic and wonder that only handmade objects can inspire, while giving new meaning to books that may otherwise have gone to waste. For more information, visit her website.

Super realist Paper Folding (Origami that will blow your mind away )

HOANG TIEN QUYET was born in Vinh Phuc, Vietnam , and has been folding paper since she was a small kid. Citing his website:
At the time I was amazed at how a flat sheet of paper could transform into beautiful 3D animals and objects, and it was also a joy of a kid who could make his own toys.

He went on to join the  Vietnam Origami Group forum where, with help of friends who shared similar same passion for origami, was inspired to create her own models. Her style is  distinguish and somewhat unique , and  displays exquisite  curves and seamed out edges in most of his models.                He has won many awards; namely Special guest of Ultimate origami convention 2015, in Lyon, FRANCE . Special guest of OrigamiUSA convention 2015, in New York, down NY, USA and co-authored a few books on the art of paper folding (“50 hours Origami +”, and “VOG2 – origami.vn”, both published by Nicolas Terry).

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