Lucila Biscione creates surreal scenes with paper, ink, and pencil, with lush backdrops and roaming creatures. The Buenos Aires-born, Berlin-based “papercut” artist primarily uses muted tones in the works shown here, adding to worlds that appear either ancient and lived-in—further underscoring their fairytale quality.
Rogan Brown’s paper sculptures depict complex scientific processes and organisms. The artist, as what he calls a “non-scientist” or “outsider,” attempts to reconcile and recreate the life of bacteria, the effects of quantum physics, and other true-to-life research, through his own singular creative sensibility.
Armed with a pair of scissors, Huntz Liu’s multilayered paper collages have the viewer guessing which geometric forms offer actual depth or just give the illusion of it. With names like “Color Chasm,” “Gravity,” and “Boxy Configurations,” the artist acknowledges that playful deception that carries across the works in his new show at Thinkspace Projects, which runs through Oct. 5 at the space.
Armed with just paper and scissors, collagist Lola Dupre continues to remix photographs into surreal portraits—with some of the most absorbing results in reimagining household pets. Elsewhere, editorial and advertising projects shows the broad application of Dupre’s distinct sensibilities. She was last featured in Hi-Fructose’s print magazine with Volume 28, and has since appeared on our website here.
Julia Ibbini‘s laser-cut paper designs are inspired by differing cultures, geometry, and other, unexpected influences. The artist has a online exhibition that runs April 3 through May 3 with Jonathan Levine Projects. Ibbini says that the algorithm-driven aspects of her creations and contemporary sensibility “contrasts with traditional ornament and craftsmanship resulting in highly detailed, multi-faceted pieces.”
Origami artist João Charrua creates unexpected figures out of single squares of paper. Instead of relying on recognizable forms, the Portugal-based sculptor tends to create entirely new, surreal creatures. Elsewhere, he offers odes to artists he admires, from the sculptures of Philip Jackson to the above creation, which pays homage to a legendary surrealist.