The impossibly delicate hand-painted art of UAE based artist Julia Ibbini.
Ibbini’s laser-cut, algorithmically generated paper sculptures are inspired by Islamic absract art, embroidery and meenakari enamel work – each one built up in multiple layers and meticulously coloured in brilliant shades of pink, blue, yellow, and orange.
The dizzying bas relief sculptures of artist Hadieh Shafie – each one composed of concentric circles of hand dyed, hand rolled paper, some flat, others protruding in spikes, edged with calligraphy or half submerged in dark dye to create the illusion of shadow.
Meticulous paper cuts by San Fransisco based artist Kanako Abe created by Ise-katagami – the ancient Japanese technique of creating fine stencils for patterning kimono fabric. In this case, the paper is the finished product rather than a means to another end.
‘Fly High, Dreamers’ – a new work by Vietnamese paper artist Nguyen Hung Cuong that incorporates four origami sculptures folded from a single uncut sheet of Dó paper: a hand holding a crane, bearing a rider holding another crane.