INTRICATE PLEATINGS BY POLLY VERITY

by Ariadna Zierold

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Edinburgh-based sculptor Polly Verity interlocks domes, orbs, and other curved structures by strategically folding large sheets of paper and polypropylene. The result of these intricate manipulations is landscapes of patterns that seem to rise effortlessly from their 2D material. Her works tesselate from one shape to the other, repeating both hard-edged and curved shapes throughout the folded sculptures.

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PAPER PATTERNS BY MAUD VANTOURS

by Ariadna Zierold

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Maud Vantours was born in 1985 in France. Designer and artist, she lives and works in Paris. A graduate from the parisian school Duperré, Maud follows a Design training with a specialization in textiles and materials research.

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Color, material and patterns have an important place in her work, like paper, which became her favorite material. She sculpts it in 3D, layer after layer, by superimposing paper and colors to create patterns with volume. Maud’s work transcends a simple material and transforms it into a work of art. Her design creations are original graphics of multicolored and dreamlike landscapes.

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HAND-CUT PAPER SCULPTURES BY TIMOTHY HYUNSOO LEE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in New York City, Timothy Hyunsoo Lee’s watercolor painted and hand-cut paper sculptures explore issues related to his Korean-American identity and personal struggle with panic and anxiety disorders.

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Timothy’s current practice expands on his earlier works, which used a fractal-like motif to translate the chaos of his anxiety into a network of landscapes and patterns. The “cell,” basic unit of his visual language, expressed a state of contained disorder – the colors of his watercolors mingling uninterrupted within the rigid boundaries he creates. The interaction of these cells, suspended within a thin network of whiteness, serves as a microcosm for the human – and the artist’s – experience of life.

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EDITORIAL ILLUSTRATIONS BY EIKO OJALA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Estonian illustrator Eiko Ojala brings a fantastic sense of depth and texture into his editorial illustrations by using carefully arranged layers of cut paper and shadows. His process involves a mix of digital illustration, paper textures, and a mix of both real and artificial shadows. The works are all assembled digitally, but the artist often incorporates his own photos to achieve the desired effect.

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RAINBOW PAPER VORTEXES BY JEN STARK

by Ariadna Zierold

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Jen Stark was born in Miami, Florida in 1983 and received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2005, majoring in fibers with a minor in animation. Her artwork mimics intricate patterns and colors found in nature while exploring ideas of replication and infinity. Although Stark is most recognized for her paper sculptures, she has explored a variety of media including wood, metal, paint, plexi and animation.

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Her work appears like psychedelic wormholes, pulsating and multi-colored portals that might throw you into another dimension entirely. Working outward from an equally prismatic core, the pieces radiate entire spectrums of color from layered paper, PVC, or foam board. These contrasting colors and repetition give the works a feeling of movement and cyclical regeneration and feel almost as if one is staring into a deep and hypnotizing cavern.

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Stark’s work concentrates on this hypnotic feel, both in its aesthetic and time-intensive process of layering hundreds of material components. Once composed, the works give the illusion of the infinite, as if their colors never truly end.

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POP-UP BOOK BY TAUBA AUERBACH

by Ariadna Zierold

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San Francisco based artist Tauba Auerbach is a visual artist working across many disciplines including painting, artists’ books, photography, and sculpture. She teamed up with Printed Matter for an incredible pop-up masterpiece. The “book” is actually a series of six separate, intricately designed, geometric paper sculptures.

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VISUAL DIALOGUES BY CHESTER ARNOLD

by Ariadna Zierold

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San Francisco Bay Area artist Chester Arnold‘s paintings are part of a visual dialogue running the length and breadth of human history. The search for excellence in this Art and Craft has led him to​ explore the natural world and the human events that inhabit it, constructing narratives that celebrate and question our presence in the world.

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Although representational, Arnold seeks a way of painting that is richly traditional, yet radically and surprisingly new. He attempts to articulate more than the surfaces and dimensions of reality, summoning the wordless meanings and sensations that only visual art can.

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RAINBOW ORIGAMI BY MADEMOISELLE MAURICE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Arranged both haphazardly and in detailed arrangements, Paris- based artist Mademoiselle Maurice adheres thousands of brightly colored origami works to unexpected places, decorating everything from the ceilings of national art museums to the worn sides of ancient buildings. Using paper and thread, she loves to shape these natural materials in a complex manner.

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SHARP PAPER SCULPTURES BY CLARE PENTLOW

by Ariadna Zierold

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London-based artist Clare Pentlow makes delicate paper look almost dangerous, in the most organized and beautiful way. Cutting hundreds of sharp points into folded layers of paper, Pentlow forms circular designs that mimic the center of exotic flowers. The works are typically composed of a multitude of colors, yet the monochrome pieces do not pale in comparison to their bright companions.

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