It's as timeless as the old question, hamburger or hot dog? The ancient art of folding paper is all around you, and always has been. From package design to pop up books, folding is a paper technique so classic, versatile, simple and strong that everyone has been a master of at some point, a magnate of paper doll fashion world, a thrill seeking paper airplane engineer, or the rare among us who practices the sometimes infuriating but always inspiring art of origami. I've gathered here, some of my favorite paper artists who use the creased page to make works of fancy and awe.
is no coward. He would never deign to try to capture images on paper by simply sullying it with marker or pencil. Instead the architecture focused German artist makes images of vast detail and depth by folding a single sheet of paper. How he manages to create patterned floors and appropriate sense of light in a room, is nothing sort of wondrous. Highly influenced by literature, philosophy and film, he creates both real and imagined spaces, where his paper sculptures surely evoke a sense of setting where Kubrick, Hesse and Kierkegard could meet for tea.
Kasia Korzeniecka & Szymon Roginski
inflated fashion photography with space and depth. This stunning series of pictures displayed in geometric shapes, adds drama and texture to otherwise neatly framed shots. The idea, inspired by a spring fashion line was used for the advertising campaign to stunning effect.
is a man after my own tiny electro beating heart. The Australian artist creates a series of loving dedications to beloved analog music technology in the smallest scale possible. It's everything my stereo wall wants to be but more detailed and in one more dimension!
is all about economy. Of his vast collection of works, most are made in the style of a three dimensional image cult and folded from a single sheet of paper of which it is implied to still be connected to. It creates a remarkable and unique look, while also exploring positive and negative space and the occasional contradiction between the sheet of paper and the object that reaches out of it.
Other Great Folders:
The fold-up cardboard desk of Armin B Wagner & LIddy Scheffknecht
A floating origami coy pond by Sipho Mabona plus an instructional video to make your own origami coy
The heavy paper artillery of Ian Ferguson & Martin Postler
BONUS: if you haven't seen it yet. The delightful animation of the journey of an apple seed included below
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