Kirk Fanelly‘s recent, vibrant works are constructed with inlaid cut paper, offering a glimpse at the Western experience through the artist’s intricate process. This mode of creation is a fairly recent development for the artist, who previously mixed the surreal and the everyday in oil paintings.
Bovey Lee, a Hong Kong-born, Los Angeles-based artist, uses cut paper to create miniature worlds. These intricate cityscapes and forms, made from Chinese rice paper on silk, contain differing scenes at every corner, allowing new viewing experiences at each distance observed. Often, works like “The Tightrope Walker” feature only one, tiny portion of the work directly reflecting the name of the title, while a busy world surrounds it.