Art · October 10, 2021 0


The Colorful Paper Sculptures Of Matt Shlian

American paper engineer and artist Matt Shlian, has created a collection of sculptures where he uses paper to form artwork that almost look like they're moving. #Art #Sculpture


 

American paper engineer and artist Matt Shlian, has created a collection of sculptures where he uses paper to form artwork that almost look like they’re moving.

 


American paper engineer and artist Matt Shlian, has created a collection of sculptures where he uses paper to form artwork that almost look like they're moving. #Art #Sculpture


Matt shares, “As a paper engineer, my work is rooted in print media, book arts and commercial . Beginning with an initial fold, a single action causes a transfer of energy to subsequent folds, which ultimately manifest in drawing and three dimensional forms.”


American paper engineer and artist Matt Shlian, has created a collection of sculptures where he uses paper to form artwork that almost look like they're moving. #Art #Sculpture


Matt draws inspiration for his sculptures from Solar cell design, protein misfolding, Islamic tile patterning, systematic drawing, , biomimetics, and music.



American paper engineer and artist Matt Shlian, has created a collection of sculptures where he uses paper to form artwork that almost look like they're moving. #Art #Sculpture


Using a variety of papers in different weights, a few tools like bone folders, blades, creasing tools, and Reverse Action Tweezers, among others, he starts without a clear goal in mind, working within a series of limitations.

Matt explains, “For example on one piece I’ll only use curved folds, or make my lines this length or that angle etc.  Other times I begin with an idea for movement and try to achieve that shape or form somehow.  Along the way something usually goes wrong and a mistake becomes more interesting than the original idea and I work with that instead.”


American paper engineer and artist Matt Shlian, has created a collection of sculptures where he uses paper to form artwork that almost look like they're moving. #Art #Sculpture