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Japanese paper artist Akira Nagaya

Delicate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Intricate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Japanese paper artist Akira Nagaya was born in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture on March 9, 1967. Fascinated by the “bamboo balance” work of sushi chef in 1988, he started creating his own pictures, cutting them out of thinnest paper. Akira Nagaya didn’t get any art education, so he is a self-taught artist. Intricate paper cutting artworks by Akira Nagaya drove attention of mass media. The artist’s works were featured in numerous local and national TV programs and magazines. His paper masterpieces were called not less than a miracle, and got many awards, prizes at visual art contests, solo art exhibitions. In 2007, at 17th All Japan Art Contest he won Grand Prize at Painting Exhibition “Dragon”. In 2009 he became the winner at the International Art Exhibition for the third time. His works ‘Dragon in the Sky’ got the prize of the Royal Museum Japan. Akira Nagaya had several solo exhibitions in 2011, 2012, 2013 in Tokyo, and New York art galleries.

Delicate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Delicate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Delicate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Delicate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Delicate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Delicate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Delicate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Delicate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Delicate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Delicate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Delicate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Delicate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Delicate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Delicate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Delicate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Delicate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Delicate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Delicate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Delicate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Delicate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Japanese paper artist Akira Nagaya

Delicate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Japanese paper artist Akira Nagaya

Delicate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Japanese paper artist Akira Nagaya

Delicate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Japanese paper artist Akira Nagaya

Delicate paper cutting by Japanese artist Akira Nagaya

Japanese paper artist Akira Nagaya

Akira Nagaya intricate paper cutting art

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