Material World: meet the paper cutting experts

The masterclasses are by …

 

Who? Jonathan ‘Mr Yen’ Chapman

Why? From Dr Seuss quotes to the most delicate feathers, this artist cuts magic into each piece of paper he gets his hands on (mr-yen.com)

Where can I see more? mr-yen.com

 

Who? Claire Brewster

Why? It’s a painstaking job to hand-cut intricate flora and fauna from old maps and atlases, but Claire makes it look effortless and incredibly beautiful: it’s the reason her work has been exhibited in galleries across the world.

Where can I see more? clairebrewster.co.uk

 

The insider tricks are from …

Who? Katrine Hildebrand

Why? This paper artist creates some of the most beautiful, contemporary patterned paper cutting that I’ve seen.

Where can I see more? katrinehildebrandt.com

 

Who? Bovey Lee

Why? The painstakingly intricate work that Bovey does is beyond impressive – to the eye it looks near impossible for the human hand to make.

Where can I see more? boveylee.com

 

Who? Kris Trappeniers

Why? His portraits are like no other. That’s because he makes them from paper and cuts every minute detail by hand.

Where can I see more? kristrappeniers.tumblr.com

 

Who? Mike Lomax

Why? The stories told by the paper illustrator’s work can be witty, personal, incredibly deep, or all of the above – and are well worth a look.

Where can I see more? mjlomax.co.uk

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