We featured Sam Pierpoint’s work back in 2011 when she was already making incredibly detailed and creative images out of paper. We thought it was about time we caught up with Sam and took a look at the work she has been making recently.
Whether working on walls, canvas, record sleeves, or any other number of commissions, Alexey Luka’s distinct style set’s itself self apart as immediately recognisable.
Using cut outs, found objects, or simply paint, unique shapes and patches of negative space are carefully slotted together to form whirling vortexes of form.
Sydney-based illustrator, Nancy Liang builds on her love of dioramas and nighttime scenes in her atmospheric illustrations. By collecting paper with various different qualities and working in graphite, Nancy constructs her tranquil and somewhat eerily quiet townscapes.
The work Elsa Mora makes in both paper and clay comes across with a fragility much like the plant and insect forms she represents. In plain white or with few muted tones, they could be precious scientific specimens securely locked away behind glass.
As part of the current annual arts festival, ‘Brighton Fringe’, Boxbird gallery are holding an exhibition of 3D illustration. The show is presenting work from illustrators, Tom Frost, Graham Carter and Helen Musselwhite. It’s on now until the 29th May and includes a portfolio review day by The Enquire Desk on the 25th.
A guarantee of paper cuts must be part of the job for paper sculptor, Lydia Kasumi Shirreff. Precision with a blade is a must, as is an apparent and intoxicating love of colour and pattern. We like that there is a youthfully crafty joy in her work, as well as more geometry than you can shake a glue stick at.
When seeing the work of Calvin Nicholls for the first time, it’s difficult to work out exactly what you’re looking at. They could be computer generated or even porcelain. In reality, they’re paper sculptures, but the level of skill and minuscule detail involved is breathtaking.