• Brazil-based origami artist Jo Nakashima continues to create seemingly impossible kinetic origami out of modular cubes. Each interconnected box is individually folded and then strategically incorporated into the larger unit to create a moveable structure that shape-shifts in the user’s hands.
  • Sena Runa twists, folds, and stacks layers of thick paper to create dynamic paper sculptures. The Turkish artist uses a wide range of hues to create chromatic elephants with a rainbow of shades, or work all of the brilliant blues of the ocean into a single sea turtle.
  • Illustrator and paper artist Katrin Rodegast fused human anatomy and city maps in her editorial work for Globe, the magazine of ETH Zurich, a Swiss science, technology, engineering and mathematics university. Rodegast rolled, coiled, cut, and scored colorful maps to form a heart, brain, lungs, spine, and knee joint.
  • Artist Lucila Biscione works with cut and illustrated paper to create surreal, dream-like scenes. Whether creating a tableau backed with toned paper or a floating narrative displayed in a shop window, Biscione incorporates quirky details, including human-animal hybrids and moments of magic, often drawing intricate faces and hairstyles that add emotional depth to each multi-part artwork.
  • Industrial designer and artist Gunjan Aylawadi (previously) forms sculptural weavings composed of hundreds of tightly rolled strips of paper. The works’ radial patterns are informed by her upbringing in India where she was constantly surrounded by the repetitive geometric patterns found in the country’s art and architectural details.
  • Minnesota-based artistic collective JUDiTH + ROLFE, sculpt paper into voluptuous plant and flower motifs blossoming with movement and character. Featuring many botanical species including magnolias, irises and begonias, the duo’s work is a reminder of the diversity of plant structure and form. Each of their floral forms is ‘quilled’ into its shape, from the delicate veins making up the plant’s skeleton, to the fleshy petals exploding with color.
  • Brooklyn-based designer Kelli Anderson continues to wow us with her inventive and interactive paper creations. Anderson’s Folding Paper DIY Kit builds on mathematical concepts to provide a hands-on way to learn about the shape-shifting possibilities of this everyday material.
  • Subtle manipulations, intricate cuts, and ornate collages are a few of the various ways contemporary artists are transforming paper today. These techniques and more are displayed in the upcoming exhibition pa•per, curated by Paradigm Gallery co-founder Jason Chen.
  • Colorado-based company Beatnik Prints, owned by Christopher Warren, creates mountainous sculptures from multi-colored laser cut matte board. Segments are stacked and glued into dizzying forms that represent classic areas of the American west such as Devils Tower National Monument, Longs Peak, and Yosemite Valley.
  • South Korean artist Kwang Young Chun wraps tiny geometric packages in paper and combines them into massive wall-mounted and freestanding assemblages. Each composition is composed of thousands of individual mulberry paper parcels, carefully toned with tea and pigment and including the abstracted characters that allude to the paper’s origins as old documents. The works, which Chun refers to as ‘agreggations’, feature gradations in color and smooth craters within their highly textured surfaces.
  • UK-based book sculptor Emma Taylor sources old books from charity and antique shops and gives them a second story. Taylor uses simple materials—just glue, paper, and scissors—to sculpt architectural facades, lively animals, and leafy trees from otherwise unused titles.
  • San Francisco-based paper artist Ekaterina Lukasheva  makes dazzling tessellations seem like child’s play, effortlessly folding complex designs from matte and iridescent paper. The beautiful works have a double presentation, as they each work as expanded and contracted forms.
  • Seoul-based design studio DOTMOT has constructed a faux camera composed of a graphic array of blue and orange paper. The model might not be able to capture images, but the sturdy imitation has a few of the same basic functions of an operational camera, including interchangeable wide angle and telephoto lenses and a detachable flash.
  • Haut-Relief Portraits of Animals Come Alive in Detailed Paper Sculptures by Calvin Nicholls
  • Colorful Paper Foods and Patterns by Maud Vantours
  • Colorful Paper Foods and Patterns by Maud Vantours
  • Cristian Marianciuc Creates a New Decorated Origami Paper Crane Daily for 1,000 Days
  • Origami Inception: Paper Artist Folds Four Works From a Single Sheet of Paper
  • Nano Origami: Infinitesimal Folded Paper Creations by Anja Markiewicz
  • Miniature Paper Plants by Raya Sader Bujana
  • New Paper & Textile Wildlife Sculptures by Kate Kato
  • Hand-Cut Paper Anatomy by Ali Harrison
  • New Rolled Paper Tapestry Sculptures by Gunjan Aylawadi
  • Flora and Fauna Paper Constructions by Ann Wood and Dean Lucker
  • Tiffanie Turner’s Debut Book Shows How To Create Her Masterful Paper Flowers
  • Endangered Species Cut from Paper by Patrick Cabral
  • Endangered Species Cut from Paper by Patrick Cabral
  • New Colorful Paper Portraits Comprised of Densely Quilled Paper by Yulia Brodskaya
  • New Geometric Paper Cats and Other Creatures by Estudio Guardabosques
  • Colorful Quilled Typography by Sabeena Karnik
  • Tessellated Origami Sculptures by Goran Konjevod
  • New Quilled Paper Portraits That Highlight the Beauty of Old Age by Yulia Brodskaya