The stars shine all day too

From cards for Roger La Borde and a custom fisheye camera for hipster analogue photography brand Lomo to a cover for weekly women’s magazine Stylist, Rob Ryan’s work has expanded beyond charming 2D prints and papercuts, making the artist a much-loved household name.

All It Took by Rob Ryan
All It Took by Rob Ryan

But no matter how lovely the prints and products, the magic of Ryan’s work is most impressive when faced with a largescale papercut. Each hand-crafted sheet is incomprehensibly intricate, and it’s this high level of skill, as well as Ryan’s whimsical stories, that make the lacy pieces worth seeing up close.

Handy then that London’s The Air Gallery has launched an exhibition of new work by the artist, which runs until 2 November. Obviously we’d recommend pouring over the pieces in person but to whet you appetite, here’s a selection of the fourteen new works on display at the exhibition.

All It Took by Rob Ryan
I Miss Being A Small Girl by Rob Ryan

All It Took by Rob Ryan
Before She Went To Sleep by Rob Ryan

All It Took by Rob Ryan
Is It Really True by Rob Ryan

I Miss Being A Small Girl by Rob Ryan
Your Job by Rob Ryan

My Heart, My Love by Rob Ryan
My Heart, My Love by Rob Ryan

Rob Ryan – The Stars Shine All Day Too runs at The Air Gallery, 32 Dover Street, London W1S until 20 November.

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