Geometric Birds Formed From Bright Folded Paper

Istanbul-based paper artist Tayfun Tinmaz left a career in modeling to begin producing paper art designs, a practice of geometric-inspired works he collects under the name Paperpan. To produce each piece he first individually folds several dozen colorful triangles. Next, he fits these discrete parts together like a puzzle, forming tropical birds such as parrots, toucans, cockatoos, and more.

Paper Aviary at St James’s Market – Paper Birds Exhibition

Today we want to show you interesting project combining creative pavilion and beautiful paper birds by Estudio Guardabosques. “We are very happy to have been invited to exhibit our paper bird at St James London, in the United Kingdom. It’s a collaboration with the very talented DN&CO that took care of the whole project, and it features more than 100 birds that we specially designed for the occasion, stylized with iconic fashion patterns made by them. The Paper Aviary takes inspiration from Charles II’s exotic birdcage, which housed his collection of tropical birds during the 1600’s in the heart of St James’s Park. The exhibition nods to the style and craft heritage of St James’s. Each handcrafted bird displays plumage and patterns inspired by the fashion houses and craftsmen of the area. Houndstooth, checks and polka dots are taken from the fabric patterns of brands such as John Smedley, Turnbull & Asser and Aquascutum animating each paper bird. Enriching the experience further the exhibition features a curated soundtrack of birdsong. The exhibition will be open to the public free of charge from Feb 15th – May 2017.”

Digital Paper Cuts By Eiko Ojala

Take a look at the illustration work of Estonian artist Eiko Ojala. The artist works digitally without the aid of 3D software where he draws everything by hand to create landscapes, figures and portraits that look as if they’ve been cut from paper. His process involves a mix of digital illustration, paper textures, and a mix of both real and artificial shadows. Looking at his illustrations, it’s hard to tell which ones are made from real paper and which ones are not!

Artist Uses Nature To Color Paper Silhouettes Of Animals

Nikolai Tolstyh takes photos of paper animal silhouettes in a natural setting. The combination is surprisingly perfect: the surroundings provide both color for the cutout and a scene to frame the animal. Papercutting as art has been practiced since at least the 6th century in China. However, it was only in the 16th or 17th century that this craft reached Europe. While this may seem recent, don’t forget that paper manufacture only started in Europe in the 10th century!

Intricately Detailed Papercut Designs by RIU

Japanese artist Riu creates remarkably intricate paper cut designs. Winner of multiple online art competitions, the young artist maintains an Instagram account and blog that each showcase a stunning display of technical skill within delicate patterns. Papercutting is a worldwide tradition that has evolved within many cultures. Symbolic and decorative in nature, it has both aesthetic value and therapeutic properties. Riu often creates pieces composed of mandalas and other striking complexities that reflect beauty seen in the natural world. His captions also reference quotes of love and peace that complement the harmony apparent in the artwork. Meticulously detailed, Riu displays professional levels of talent in his larger than life zen images.

Colorful Quilled Paper Art by Sena Runa

Istanbul-based artist Sena Runa first explored the craft of paper quilling three years ago while looking for a hobby to fill her spare time. Runa quickly discovered a talent for color and composition when working with paper and it wasn’t long before she began selling pieces online. Her distinct quilling style developed so rapidly she was soon able to quit her job in HR to pursue the craft as a full-time endeavor earlier this year.

Hand-Cut Paper Art from Single Sheet of Paper

Suzy Taylor, an extraordinarily talented paper-cut artist in Hertfordshire, England, creates mind-bogglingly detailed works of paper art that are cut entirely by hand. She cuts each of her original designs out of a single piece of paper. Her artwork revolves primarily around highly detailed renditions of folk art and natural or floral themes. She’s certainly passionate about her work; “I love working this way, it’s totally absorbing and I can get lost in it for hours.”