French artist Daniel Mar creates eye-popping works of art made out of paper.
While we've seen paper art before, I love how artist Daniel Mar puts themes into his artwork. These 3D creations are beautiful and fun to look at.
Mar was born in the 50's and grew up with a passion for photography. To start off, Mar finds an image he likes and simplifies it so that he can create a paper sculpture from it. He cuts and folds his pieces until they come to life. Some of his works have even taken up to 70 hours to complete.
ÊTRE ET PARAÎTRE
He creates a world of paper that thrives when presented. His works have been and art currently featured in exhibitions and events throughout the year in France. He even shows the audience how his work is done when he's at one of these exhibitions.
I like the quote at the beginning of his website: "I need to escape in the white sheet paper before it can work. It's the emptiness, silence, lack of nuance, shape and any other disruptive element that allows me to trap the vulnerable world that inhabits me."
If I needed to be 'one' with the paper, I'd probably have to plaster it all over my body in order to get any kind of sign from it. The numerous papercuts I'd receive would be proof enough that I shouldn't even be working with paper.
FAIMS ET FINS
COUP DE VENT
LE PETIT SOUPIRANT
QUESTION - RÉPONSE
I would love to have one of these in my house. They would make great conversation pieces as I tell my guests how I was creative enough to do all of these works of art myself. They wouldn't believe me, of course, because they know I have no artistic ability whatsoever, but I can at least try, right?
What do you think of this artwork? Do you think you could create something this intricate and interesting?
Copyrighted images used with permission. Please visit Daniel Mar's website to see more of this extravagant artwork!