17 posts tagged Intricate
17 posts tagged Intricate
Kansas-based origami artist Joel Cooper creates awesomely intricate three-dimensional masks and geometric shapes, each using a single sheet of paper. In keeping with origami tradition, no cutting or glue is used to make these paper sculptures. Some of his pieces are hand-painted, dyed, or stained both before and after the complex folding process. As a final touch, each piece is treated with polyurethane, acrylic or shellac to make it sturdy enough to display.
The first time we posted about the wonderful work of origami artist Matthieu Georger (previously featured here) it was to share his incredible cobra. Last month Mattheiu created this awesome T-Rex Skeleton based on a design created by the late Japanese origami master Issei Yoshino. It was folded using 2 sheets of mc [Methyl Cellulose] treated tissue paper.
Check out Matthieu Georger’s Flickr page for more of his amazing origami creatures.
[via Matthieu Georger]
Japanese paper artist Nahoko Kojima (previously featured here) recently unveiled her latest work of paper art at the Jerwood Space in London. Entitled Byaku (Japanese for White), this awesomely delicate and intricate piece is a life-sized depiction of a swimming polar bear. It was made using a single 3m x 3m sheet of white Washi paper.
"Before she started to cut the animal figure, she crumpled the paper by hand to give it an uneven texture, creating a more faceted form than the smooth surface would have allowed.
The artist revealed to Designboom that she, ‘chose this particular Washi because it has less then 100% Kouzo content and this means that it subtly turns warmer in colour over time – this mimics the fur of the polar bear which based on my research goes through a similar change over the span of its life.’”
The ends of the bear’s fur form shapes of carp and waves, enhancing the appearance that the animal is swimming through water. Byaku hangs from the gallery ceiling and spotlights positioned overhead cast shadows onto a white plinth below, creating swirling patterns like reflections on water.
Paris-based art director Jonathan Bréchignac uses simple ballpoint pens, something most of us use to doodle in the margins during meetings and class, to create awesomely intricate geometric illustrations.
Bréchignac used blue Bic pens and and ultraviolet ink to create the mesmerizingly complex piece seen at the top of this post, entitled The Blue Carpet.
The labor-intensive piece features a detailed, fairly symmetrical pattern filled with a variety of complex geometric shapes, forcing Bréchignac to map out every minute area of the 115 x 73 cm illustration.
The Blue Carpet will be on display in a group exhibition at the Villa Empain in Brussels. Entitled The Blue Route, the show opens September 27th and runs through February 4, 2014.
Photos by Hamus Jageland
Armenian artist Davit Yukhanyan created this awesome ink drawing, entitled And When You Lose Control, which is actually countless tiny drawings that coalesce to form the image of a stoic Alpine Ibex either making friends with or beset by two octopodes.
[via Faith is Torment]
Japanese paper artist Nahoko Kojima creates awesome works of cut paper art using single sheets paper. Her incredibly delicate pieces depict animals, textures, and other natural phenomena. Some of them are exhibited encased between acrylic sheets, while others, like her Cloud Leopard [see top two images] are hung from wires for display as 3D pieces. To give you an idea of just how painstaking these pieces are, Nohoko spent five months cutting the Cloud Leopard.
"The artist is currently working on a new piece titled Byaku that will be unveiled at the Jerwood Space in London next month, an ambitious artwork of a life-sized swimming polar bear made using a single sheet of white Washi paper.
And if that’s not enough, you can also visit Nahoko Kojima’s Flickr page to view more of her work.
"Her highly detailed pieces are constructed of rolled, folded, and carefully placed strips of color paper. The intricate curls of paper are intriguing in themselves while creating a larger image…"
Yulia lives and works in the UK, where her lively style and colourful palette have attracted an impressive list of clients, including Starbucks, Anthropologie, Penguin Press, and HOW Magazine.
Last year Los Angeles-based artist Jen Stark (previously featured here) exhibited more of her awesomely intricate and hypnotic multilayered paper artwork at a solo show entitled To the Power Of at the Martha Otero Gallery.
Jen uses little more than colourful stacks of construction paper, an X-Acto knife, glue, and hands that must be as steady as those of a surgeon to create dazzling pieces which feel like they might be portals to Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland.
"Made out of painstakingly-cut layers of multicolored paper, the sculptures in the show are somewhere in between a psychedelic hallucination and a cosmic explosion. The calculated, mathematic regularity of the works gives them a metaphysical quality, almost as if we are observing phenomena usually impossible to comprehend with the naked human eye."
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These astonishingly intricate paper sculptures are the work of Virginia-based artist and professor Eric Standley. We can’t stop staring at them. Eric uses multicoloured, layered paper and a laser cutter to create mesmerizing pieces that bear a remarkable resemblance to stained glass windows.
Visit Design Stories to view more of Eric’s amazing paper sculptures.