Incredible Folded Paper Art by Simon Schubert
We have already seen wonderful sculptures that can be made out of a single sheet of paper, but you probably didn’t know that it’s also possible to draw amazingly beautiful artworks without using paint or any tools other than hands for paper folding. A contemporary artist named Simon Schubert (born 1976) has spent two years perfecting his relief sculptures made from paper, and now it takes him up to a week to create each of his elaborate works of art.
“The first attempt was not really so successful, took quite a while to get the folding techniques perfect,” said Simon. The funny part is that he often had to convince people his unique artworks are not painted. “Most of the people who see this geometric artwork are surprised that the pictures are created by folding paper, they don’t believe it when I tell them. Many of them think I’ve used paint, pencil or embossed paper to create the effect of light and shade. But when they realize the 3D artworks are actually folded they are quite impressed.”
At first sight, these highly detailed pictures (which sell for up to £3,800) seem to have been drawn with pencil but only when you look closely do you understand how amazing his paper artworks really are. Despite appearing almost photographic, these architectural “drawings” also have an eerie or ghostly quality, also due to the fact that they’re only visible from certain angles and lighting. It makes sense when you realize Simon is influenced by Surrealist art and imaginary spaces, like the works of M.C. Escher. Check them out below!
1. Villa de Bank
2. Portrait of Samuel Beckett
4. Mirror Room
6. Stairs, Small Room With the Floor
7. Flight of Stairs and Doors
9. Large Mirror Room
10. Hallway With Central Mirror
11. Villa Z
12. Figure In Levels
15. Long Hallway
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