Pennsylvania-born and (currently) Ohio-based artist Nicki Crock’s lovely paper installation features miniature houses resting atop floating, geometric clouds. Recently on display at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, “Dream House” reflects Crock’s own sense of nostalgia, movement and search for home. More images below.
Artist Tauba Auerbach teams up with Printed Matter for an incredible pop-up masterpiece [2,3]. The “book” is actually a series of six separate, intricately designed, geometric paper sculptures.
See more images below and watch New York-based director Sam Fleischner’s beautifully shot video of their unveiling over at Booooooom TV!
My friend Sophie Tajan and her friend Angela Blumen have just released another issue of “Sucre”. This issue focuses on the idea of the celestial, featuring work by Merel Bos, Chaya, Ian Lanterman, Manita Songserm, Alina Asmus, Alisa Aiv, Caroline Corbasson.
Have a peek inside the publication, below.
23-year-old artist Shinrashinge turns disposable paper cups into imaginative, interactive, three-dimensional comics! You really have to see the videos below to understand the creativity here. So cool!
Mesmerizing paper work by artist and paper engineer Matt Shlian. Often starting without a clear goal in mind, Shlian imposes his own limitations as he goes, sometimes trying to use only curved folds or a particular length of line. See more incredible images below!
“Er Xi” (or “child’s play”) sees Ai Weiwei take on ancient Chinese folktales and traditional kite making techniques for the Le Bon Marché in Paris. The whimsical display covers three areas of the iconic department store, helping the contemporary (and sometimes controversial) artist/activist reach a different kind of audience. In addition to the storybook motif, Ai Weiwei incorporates narrative elements from various artistic movements, historical events, as well as his past body of work. Images below!
Environmental artist Steve Messam has built a bridge from 22,000 pieces of paper. Nestled in the English countryside, the structure operates like a freestanding arch and is held together solely by compression (i.e. chunks of 1,000 pieces of paper grouped tightly together).
Of course, while the bridge is fully functional, has already supported over 7,000 visitors, and only gets stronger when wet, it will eventually be torn down. Like all of Messam’s installations, the bridge is meant to draw people’s attention to their surroundings rather than alter the natural landscape in any permanent way. Check out more images of the paperbridge below.