Paper Cut, The Exhibition

Following the publication of his stunning Paper Cut book, illustrator Owen Gildersleeve is rather fittingly taking the 2D images from the book and presenting them in all their 3D glory at a forthcoming exhibition.

Owen Gildersleeve
Owen Gildersleeve

Just as the paper craft the book illustrates is the result of a meticulous transformation of paper illustrations into paper sculpture; so the show will bring to life the work of the illustrates celebrated in Gildersleeve’s lovely tome.

Zim Zou
Zim Zou

The show, which opens at east London’s Proud Archivist gallery at the end of next month, will present more than 50 works by 25 paper craft illustrators.

Jeff Nishinaka
Jeff Nishinaka

Paper sculptures will be shown alongside original artworks and prints, helping show  the process as well as the final works of what the gallery terms ‘this burgeoning and otherworldly field of illustration.’

Helen Friel
Helen Friel

Running alongside the exhibition will be a series of talks and workshops, letting visitors put scalpel to paper themselves.

Fideli Sundqvist
Fideli Sundqvist

Featured artists range from well-known paper crafters such as Rob Ryan to lesser-known practitioners including Bianca Chang, who is showing her Comparative Form in White series.

Ciara Phelan
Ciara Phelan

Paper Cut, The Exhibition runs from 28 August – 25 September at The Proud Archivist, 2-10 Hertford Road, London N1 5ET

Eiko Ojala
Eiko Ojala

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