Chinese artist Bovey Lee continues to amaze us by her incredible detailed paper cutting art. She meticulously cuts intricate scenes of plants, roads, people, and architecture on those arge thin sheets of Chinese rice paper. It is quite impressive to look at the detailed photos of Lee’s paper cut and make you wonder how she can create that intricate scenes on the easily broken paper. Bovey Lee’s work is rooted in her traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy training combined with modern computer technology and her own innovations. As Lee says “When I cut paper, it is a visceral reaction and natural response to my affection for precision, detail, and subtlety.”
Inspired by the art of paper cutting, Estonia-based graphic designer and illustrator Eiko Ojala created these fantastic three dimensional drawings for leading publications such as New York Observer, Ebony Magazine, New York Times, and Scientific America. At first glance, you might think these are layers of colorful paper perfectly cut and placed together. However, these are hand-drawn by artist first then digitally composed. The whole process involves a mix of digital illustration, paper textures, and a mix of both real and artificial shadows. Take a look at the collection we presented here and see more on artist’s Behance page.
Dmytro and Iuliia of DreamPapercut are a young couple in Kyiv, Ukraine who make Hand-Cut Paper Art Silhouettes for various objects, such as animal, peopel and nature. Every piece is cut from a single sheet of paper and the negative spaces create a delicate image. To create such work, it might take several hours or even several days. The process is quite painstaking while the work is amazing. Check out DreamPapercut’s Etsy page for all of their work!
Peter Callesen is a Danish artist who used a combination of cutting, folding and the negative spaces cut out from the paper to create mind blowing art from a single sheet of white paper. He uses paper because he says it is “probably the most common and consumed media used for carrying information today,” but we “rarely notice the actual materiality” of it. The materialization of a flat piece of paper becomes a magical process for him. Playing with perceived dimensions and silhouettes, Callesen present an amazing 2D and 3D world with objects like three-dimensional flowers falling from a bouquet’s negative, a hummingbird flying from the page, or a child-size castle. To see more of Peter Callesen’s work you can visit [his site].