To most people, making a paper plane could be one of the simplest thing to do. It’s the simplest and easiest form of paper art, for this case a flying art. However, there’s a special minority who takes thing to the next level. They can turn the basic form of origami – which is folding a paper in half – together with a little cutting, folding, bending, shaping, and more paper folding, into an utmost creative artwork you have ever seen.
Credit: Sculpture by Simon Schubert
In this post, we will attempt to show how these minority, creative minded folks turn a very thin slice of wood – paper – into wonders, and bringing paper art to the next level. Without further ado, here’s an impressive showcase of paper art and paper sculptures by some the best paper artistes in the world. Full list after the jump.
Jen Stark is a contemporary artist whose majority of work involves creating paper sculptures. She also works with drawing and animation. Her work draws inspiration from microscopic patterns in nature, wormholes, and sliced anatomy.
Over and out
Cologne, Germany based artis, Simon Schuberts works imagine architectonical settings, common situations and objects, whereas the material he uses are either simple or sophisticated – white paper folded or mixed media arrangements.
A trained designer for digital and print media from University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany.
Helen Musselwhite creates highly individual and visually appealing framed paper sculptures.Each piece combines intricate hand cut layers of coloured paper and strong graphic images arranged to make interesting and intriguing scenes in box frames.
Paper dress sculpture made from pages of telephone book.
"I don’t follow traditional but I am trying to create a mixture of the traditional and modern styles and to produce my own world through this super fine lacy-paper-cuttings technique" Aoyama
Sher graduated with a very distinctive sculptural style, working with clay moulds and paper, from the University of Wolverhampton with a BA (Hons) in Three Dimensional Design and a successful end of year show at Covent Garden in 1992.
Yulia Brodskaya was born in Russia (Moscow); prior to moving to the UK in 2004 she was interested in diverse creative practices ranging from Textile Painting, Origami and Collage to more traditional Fine Art practices.
Born in the year of 1967, Danish artist Peter Callesen takes the most commonly consumed media – A4 papers and turn them into wonders.
Little Erected Ruin
On The Other Side
The Short Distance Between Time and Shadow
Inspired by master of origami paper artwork Prof. Masahiro Chatani, Ingrid studied his work for years and is now a master of her own.
Khoshbin was exposed to art at an early age. Both her grandfather and uncle are master carpenters; her mother is a ceramic artist; her brother is a film maker and curator; and her sister is a new media artist. It seems meant to be. (via jen11show)
An illustrator from Bristol UK; currently majoring illustration in UWE.
Independent Arts and Crafts professional from London, United Kingdom.
Chatsworth, Derbyshure ‘A Guide to’
The Story of Peter Pan: The Pirate Ship
Alice: Through the Looking Glass
The Old House
One of Bert’s most impressive portfolio would have to be his 3 dimensional pseudo realistic paper portraits and sculptures. They are so realistic that some might find it eerie.
Harry Hamelink (2007)
Mr. Ivo Opstelten
Bert Simons himself
A couple more..
The Lifespan of Paper-Marriage
Madrid based studio, established in 1999 by Sergio del Puerto.