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Paper quilling art by Yulia Brodskaya

Gypsy. Paper quilling art by Yulia Brodskaya

Gypsy. Paper quilling art by Yulia Brodskaya

Paper quilling art by Yulia Brodskaya

The talent of Russian born paper artist Yulia Brodskaya (1983), who now lives in London, is certainly much more in demand abroad than at home. Yulia engaged in several kinds of handmade art, but most of her time she devotes to creating unique three-dimensional paper illustrations. According to Julia, paper always held a special fascination for her. “I’ve tried many deferent methods and techniques of working with it, until I found the way that has turned out to be ‘the one’ for me: now I draw with paper instead of on it”, Yulia Brodskaya states. Yulia worked with many large companies, such as: Starbucks, Nokia, Godiva, Target, Sephora, New York Times magazine, and many others (more than 100 projects over the 5 years). Up until 2004 Yulia Brodskaya worked in Moscow, engaged in office design. After she had graduated from the University with the diploma in Graphics and Communication, she left the country.
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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.
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Embroidery on paper by Hinke Schreuders

Embroidery on paper by Hinke Schreuders

Embroidery on paper by Hinke Schreuders

You probably have seen many examples of embroidered picture. But the work of the Amsterdam based artist Hinke Schreuders will delight you (hopefully). Dutch artist Hinke Schreuders makes a diverse layer of hand embroidery, beading, air lace weaving, and painting creating a completely new image, based on photos from her personal archive. Female figures – romantic, gentle, accentuating feminine fragility and vulnerability. This series of her work started ion 2008, is called simply: “Work on paper”, every work has a number instead of title. The artist neither explains the viewer the subject, nor tells the idea. See, define yourself. Hinke Schreuders was born 1 December 1969. Embroidery on paper artworks by Hinke Schreuders have been exhibited in galleries and museums both in the Netherlands and Europe.
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Paper artist Maude White

Paper cut by American self-taught artist Maude White

Paper cut by American self-taught artist Maude White

American self-taught paper artist Maude White has created an art gallery of intricate paper cut of fairy characters, birds, animals. Maude White came from a family of visual storytellers. Her mother and sister are both gifted toy makers. Maude White is influenced by her family art. When she was little she enjoyed working with paper. She was attracted by the stark contrast between the black and white paper. “With paper cutting there are so many opportunities to create negative space that tells its own story, just by letting the observer become present in the piece, by allowing him or her to look through it. I like that.” Maude White is currently working on an exhibition to be shown in Buffalo, NY in September.
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Digital collages by Robert Alan

Digital collage by American conceptual artist Robert Alan

Digital collage by American conceptual artist Robert Alan

American conceptual artist Robert Alan has created a stunning gallery of paper art, digital collages, photo-manipulated works, the best I have ever seen. Digital collages by Robert Alan start off as a traditional paper collage (magazines and such), some get painted over with water color, then they get scanned and photo shopped. If the artist finds them too dull (which he does very often) then he might just print them out again cut them up and repeat the process. Some of these are 10 years old and have been scanned altered cut and colorized many many times. Robert Alan says – “all my art is created through the medium of madness that lives in a box in my mind feeding on dreams and nightmares and occasionally gummy bears too.”
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Vabosko Paper art by Samara craftsmen

Vabosko Paper art by Valery Skornyakov and Svetlana Mikhailova

Vabosko Paper art by Valery Skornyakov and Svetlana Mikhailova

Torsion-papier means the items of twisted paper. This kind of applied art originated fifteen years ago. Its authors – residents of Samara Valery Skornyakov and Svetlana Mikhailova. Vabosko Paper art by Samara craftsmen is a technique of paper processing to produce all kinds of torsion boxes, souvenirs, baskets, frames, vases, panels and accessories – bags, belts, bracelets, chains, frames, pendants, etc. Vabosko Paper art technique requires such qualities as perseverance, patience, attention, concentration, accuracy. If a craftsman has a fantasy, then the product will be extraordinary and even exclusive. Thus, a gift made ​​in the technique of Vabosko, reflects the personality of the author, a unique and unrepeatable thing.
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Paper Portraits by Hiroki Suzuki

Bjork. Paper Portraits by Hiroki Suzuki

Bjork. Paper art by Japanese artist Hiroki Suzuki

Paper Portraits by Hiroki Suzuki at first sight seem to be created in vector programs, but in fact are made ​​of paper, like origami. Japanese freelance artist Hiroki Suzuki graduated from the Musashino Art University. The artist uses the simplest of all materials – colored paper as the basis of a photograph or drawing, or rather to say contoured image. Scissors cut paper into different details, which then are put on the base of paper. Sometimes instead of scissors parts of paper are torn with hands to reveal the texture and add emphasis to design. All this is not an easy handmade work. Uniqueness of Hiroki’s copyright works is his art style. Secret is how to use colors. Hiroki made ​​a rule to use only four different colors on one picture. Only then the work gets the most harmonious, aesthetic and complete view. The author seeks to create an artwork that will affect the audience with her bright pop style.
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