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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HANGING PAPER FOREST BY EMMANUELLE MOUREAUX

by Ariadna Zierold

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Born in 1971, France, Emmanuelle Moureaux is an architect living in Tokyo since 1996. When Emmanuelle first arrived in Tokyo, she became fully fascinated by the colors overflowing on the street. She found that the city’s overwhelming number of store signs, flying electrical cables, and flashes of blue sky framed by various volumes of buildings created three dimensional “layers”.

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These experiences of colors and layers are in the inspiration of Moureaux’s latest project, “bunshi” (meaning “ramification”), which means to divide or spread out into branches, resulting in a rainbow-colored suspended forest made on 20,000 pieces of paper shaped like twigs in 100 shades of color.

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REALISTIC 3D PAPER PORTRAITS BY BERT SIMONS

by Ariadna Zierold

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Dutch artist Bert Simons makes incredibly lifelike sculptures of the people around him out of paper. His paper portraits share an uncanny resemblance, and as the technology has improved over the years, so has the quality of the Rotterdam-based artist’s works.

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Each portrait first begins with outlining his subject in little black dots (a “dot per dot” reference method) that are then scanned into the open source cad program Bender to create a “map” of the face, to which he applies color and texture. Simons then prints a flat rendering that is like a little work of art in its own right, a mask that he painstakingly cuts and glues back together again into the pieces you see here.

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