27 Artistic and Outstanding Paper Sculptures

Written by Kevin Liew on 07 Mar 2011
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For people who are not familiar with paper sculpture, When people say "paper sculpture", it usually means that it's a bas-relief sculpture made of paper. The most common bas-relief example would be the images on coins. You recognize the shapes not by color or lines, but by the shadows on the uneven surface created by light. To make a bas-relief paper sculpture, paper pieces are cut and manipulated and pasted on the background. One of paper sculpture's characteristics would be that it has a floating effect. This effect is achieved by putting a support behind the object when it's glued to the background.

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Cheong-ah Hwang

Cheong-ah Hwang is a paperart artist. He likes many kinds of paper art, but particularly, paper sculpture because he gets to play with 2d and 3d elements at the same time, and that fascinates him. He calls paper sculpture 2 1/2 dimension. He've been making them since 2000.


Peter Callesen

Peter Callesen is paper cut sculptures artist. A large part of his work is made from A4 sheets of paper. It is probably the most common and consumed media used for carrying information today. This is why we rarely notice the actual materiality of the A4 paper. By taking away all the information and starting from scratch using the blank white A4 paper sheet for his creations, He feels he has found a material that we are all able to relate to, and at the same time the A4 paper sheet is neutral and open to fill with different meaning. The thin white paper gives the paper sculptures a frailty that underlines the tragic and romantic theme of his works.


Yulia Brodskaya

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. Following an MA in Graphic Communication (2006, University of Hertfordshire) she continued to experiment and explore ways of bringing together all the things she likes most: typography, paper, and highly detailed hand-made craft objects. She has swiftly earned an international reputation for her innovative paper illustrations and continues to create beautifully detailed paper designs for clients all around the world.

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animhut 13 years ago
very attractive
nykeri 13 years ago
damn, i can't believe these sculptures are paper, they had me wondering how they accomplished this
pal 12 years ago
wow....................... amazed