Cut Paper, Part 2

Georgia Russel, L'Amour Fou (Andre Breton), 2009

Georgia Russell, L'Amour Fou (Andre Breton), 2009

A little while ago, I introduced you to a few artists who use cut paper as material for their artwork. Read on to learn more about today’s cut paper artists!

Georgia Russell

Georgia Russell‘s choice materials have their own history, which she augments in order to grant them new life. What better materials for a cut paper artist than old books? Russell transforms whole books, book jackets, sheet music, and photographs into delicate yet powerful sculptures with a utility knife. She leaves book covers barely intact, using text and word-play in surprising ways, highlighting the fact that her art was once read or viewed in an entirely different way.

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Georgia Russell, "Le Desir", 2009

Georgia Russell, "L’Irréparable", 2009

Georgia Russell, "L’Irréparable", 2009

Georgia Russel, "Nous Sommes Eternels", 2004

Georgia Russell, "Nous Sommes Eternels", 2004

Georgia Russel, "Psychologie", 2009

Georgia Russell, "Psychologie", 2009

Hunter Stabler

Many of Hunter Stabler‘s works bear resemblance to Spirographs (and are just as precise and intricate), only each line in Stabler’s works is painstakingly cut out of paper. His incredible attention to detail results in flat paper cuts that seem to move and project into the third dimension. He also works with more traditional drawing mediums *such as ink on paper, but his cuts are so clean, it’s often difficult to tell them apart.

Hunter Stabler, "Sator Square"

Hunter Stabler, "Sator Square"

Hunter Stabler, "Sator Square"

Hunter Stabler, "Sator Square"

Hunter Stabler, "Oracular Sephirotic Helios"

Hunter Stabler, "Oracular Sephirotic Helios"

Hunter Stabler, "Saint Vitus Architeuthis Manalishi with the Seven Tentacle Crown"

Hunter Stabler, "Saint Vitus Architeuthis Manalishi with the Seven Tentacle Crown"


Kako Ueda

Kako Ueda claims paper is a “two and a half” dimensional medium. Though it is flat, it brings a new perspective to drawings; and is something in itself, rather than simply a backdrop upon which some other medium can shine. Ueda favors color over the flat white of plain paper, and often dresses the cuts in watercolor or acrylic. On occasion, Ueda has put together entire cut paper installations that employ both flat cut paper compositions as well as three dimensional paper sculptures.

Kako Ueda, "PJS (Portrait Series 1)", 2006

Kako Ueda, "PJS (Portrait Series 1)", 2006

Kako Ueds, "Reciprocal Pain", 2009

Kako Ueds, "Reciprocal Pain", 2009

Kako Ueda, "Conversation", 2007

Kako Ueda, "Conversation", 2007

Kako Ueda, "Totem", 2008

Kako Ueda, "Totem", 2008

Did you miss our fist installment of the series or want to see more? Check out Part 1 and Part 3.