Daniele Papuli’s Startling Paper Sculptures

by Andy SmithPosted on


Daniele Papuli’s amorphous sculptures are crafted with the unlikely material of paper. The artist is able to use varying techniques in order to shape the material into forms and textures not typical to this source. A statement gives some insight into how he views paper:


“Through some crucial actions such as cutting, decomposition and extrapolation of the pursued volumes, the sheet of paper becomes a surface on which I can act,” the artist says. “I carry on and develop my research through the construction of more and more complex structures, founded on the repetition of the different paper moduli. The volumes are lamellar compositions, made up by numberless patterns realized through countless manual cuttings, a kind of ‘fractal’ obtained according to the ways of a plastic sculptor. The resulting shapes in relief sometimes open as small or big books, and reveal from the inside the sign and design of the manifold reflections of light and shadow.”

See more of the artist’s work below.