Aug 22, 2013

The Most Intricate Hand Cut Paper Art You Will See Today

 

Rogan Brown is an Anglo-Irish artist that specializes in intricate hand cut paper art sculptures. Currently living in the ‘wilds’ (i.e., in a forest on the side of a mountain) of Southern France, Brown explains:

“I look for patterns and repeated motifs that run through natural phenomena at different scales, from the microscopic to the macroscopic, from individual cells to large scale geological formations.
 
I am inspired in part by the tradition of scientific drawing and model making, and particularly the work of artist-scientists such as Ernst Haeckel. But although my approach involves careful observation and detailed “scientific” preparatory drawings these are always superseded by the work of the imagination; everything has to be refracted through the prism of the imagination, estranged and in some way transformed.
 
I want to communicate my fascination with the immense complexity and intricacy of natural forms and this is why the process behind my work is so important. Each sculpture is hugely time consuming and labour-intensive and this work is an essential element not only in the construction but also in the meaning of each piece. The finished artifact is really only the ghostly fossilized vestige of this slow, long process of realisation. I have chosen paper as a medium because it captures perfectly that mixture of delicacy and durability that for me characterizes the natural world.”

 

If you’re near Newscastle upon Tyne, Brown’s work will be on display at the Carte Blanche Exhibit until September 14th at the Northern Print gallery. Originals and prints of the artwork you see below are also on sale at the Saatchi Online Gallery.

[via My Modern Met]

 

Kernel
137 x 107 cm – 2013

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hand cut paper art rogan brown (10)

Artwork by ROGAN BROWN
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Cut Pod
150 x 84 cm – 2013

hand cut paper art rogan brown (12)

hand cut paper art rogan brown (9)

hand cut paper art rogan brown (14)

Artwork by ROGAN BROWN
Website | Facebook | Blog | Original and Prints for sale

 

 

Growth
110 x 75 cm

hand cut paper art rogan brown (4)

hand cut paper art rogan brown (8)

hand cut paper art rogan brown (13)

Artwork by ROGAN BROWN
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Landscape Inside and Out

hand cut paper art rogan brown (5)

Artwork by ROGAN BROWN
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Wave
110 x 75 cm

hand cut paper art rogan brown (6)

Artwork by ROGAN BROWN
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Erode
110 x 75 cm

hand cut paper art rogan brown (2)

Artwork by ROGAN BROWN
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Swirl
110 x 75 cm

hand cut paper art rogan brown (3)

Artwork by ROGAN BROWN
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Cell Hub
110 x 75 cm

hand cut paper art rogan brown (1)

Artwork by ROGAN BROWN
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Clone
74 x 74 cm – 2012

hand cut paper art rogan brown (11)

Artwork by ROGAN BROWN
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Spore
50 x 65 cm – 2013

hand cut paper art rogan brown (16)

Artwork by ROGAN BROWN
Website | Facebook | Blog | Original and Prints for sale

 

 

 

 

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