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Unfolding: A Monograph Cataloging a Decade of Matthew Shlian’s Sculptural Paper Artworks

September 27, 2019

Laura Staugaitis

…allows customers to purchase high-quality art books using a crowdfunding methodology. The 256-page book is available for pre-order via Volume, where it has already exceeded its $20,000 publishing threshold. In addition to copies of the editioned book, Shlian is also offering signed prints and collaborative records as premium packages. See more of Shlian’s oeuvre on Instagram, and at Material Properties, a group exhibition curated by Colossal…

 

 



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Material Properties: Celebrating the Art of Craftsmanship in a Group Exhibition at Paradigm Gallery + Studio

September 9, 2019

Laura Staugaitis

…set atop found makeup compacts and purses. Michigan-based sculptor Matthew Shlian (previously) transforms simple sheets of paper into large-scale tessellated surfaces, and Yoonmi Nam, who lives and works in Kansas, plays with temporality and impermanence in her meticulous replicas of single-use containers. Please join us for an opening reception on September 27 from 5:30 to 10pm. Artist James McNabb and Christopher Jobson will be present at the op…

 

 



Art Design

Spiked Sculptures by Matthew Shlian Create Angular Geometry from Folded Paper

November 22, 2018

Laura Staugaitis

…tessellations with exact folds and creases to form bas-relief sculptures. Shlian has been crafting his paper artworks for several years. In recent sculptures the artist has introduced a vibrant color palette that strays dramatically from his traditional black and white works. Recent works include warm and cool tones, in addition to gouache washes that add texture and variation to his smooth paper surfaces. In a statement on his website, Shlian ex…

 

 



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New Geometric Paper Sculptures from Matthew Shlian

January 23, 2017

Kate Sierzputowski

…pals; I see their inquiry as a basis for artistic inspiration,” said Shlian in an artist statement on his website. “In my studio I am a collaborator, explorer and inventor. I begin with a system of folding and at a particular moment the material takes over.” Shlian’s solo exhibition TELEMETRY, which explores the intersection between science and art, opens this Thursday at Florida Gulf Coast University and runs through March…

 

 



Art Design Documentary

Spectacular Paper Pop-up Sculptures Designed by Peter Dahmen

November 4, 2014

Christopher Jobson

…e paper sculptures, many more of which you can see on his YouTube channel. If you liked this, also check out Matthew Shlian….

 

 



Art Design

Origami Mosaics by Kota Hiratsuka

December 19, 2012

Christopher Jobson

…Japanese paper engineer Kota Hiratsuka has been creating beautifully complex origami mosaics that rely on cut and folded geometric patterns. He plans to sell the various templates as downloadable PDFs through his website …though not just yet, so stay tuned. See many more of his works here and on Flickr. If you liked this also check out the work of Matthew Shlian….

 

 



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New Geometric Paper Art from Matthew Shlian

August 22, 2012

Christopher Jobson

…h than you could shake a protractor at. Via Ghostly International: Matthew Shlian works within the increasingly nebulous space between art and engineering. As a paper engineer, Shlian’s work is rooted in print media, book arts, and commercial design, though he frequently finds himself collaborating with a cadre of scientists and researchers who are just now recognizing the practical connections between paper folding and folding at microscopi…

 

 

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