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Paper-made Girls

Paper-made Girls

Korean artist Osang Gwon creates more than just alluring paper-made girls.

Gwon has moved past traditional papercraft, taking volumes of photographs of his subjects and constructing sculptural forms from the carefully arranged 2D images. Gwon shows in galleries, and has done commissioned projects for both Fendi and Nike.

Interested in the medium? Of course Gwon's work is more than just papercraft, but Yamaha's free downloads are a good starting point (particularly for building patience and strong craftsmanship).

Check out Flavorpill's interview excerpt on Gwon's process (scroll down further for amazing images of Gwon's work):

FP:What materials do you use?

OG:At first, I just used photographs; I assembled the photos in a paper-mâché style and the sculpture was hollow. As the sculptures got bigger, I began using a wire armature for support. But it was still hollow, which was problematic. Whenever people touched the work it went in, and it was hard to pull back out. So I started to use Styrofoam as a base for the imagery. I glue the photos in place and use epoxy resin to varnish and seal the final work.

FP:How do you make the body for the photographic skin? You said that it's Styrofoam. Do you carve that? How do you determine the volume?

OG:Yes, I carve it. I studied sculpture, so carving is not difficult for me. I used to take measurements, but now I just ask for the subject's height and make the body by eye. Then I put the photographs in orderly piles and work from one part of the body to the next, covering it with the images.

Click through for the rest of the interview.

Paper-made Girls

Paper-made Girls

Paper-made Girls

Paper-made Girls

Paper-made Girls

Paper-made Girls

Paper-made Girls

Paper-made Girls

Paper-made Girls

Paper-made Girls

Paper-made Girls

5 Comments

That is some wild cut and paste!

crazy cool paper mache! they must take forever to make!

some of these worry me

some of these worries me too...are they for art or did he test drive the one girl on all 4s >.>

can u #$%@ them?

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