Monday, 27 February 2012

Paper Angels

We've seen many paper artists on AnnaLikes in the last year, which proved to be very much appreciated. Now i'd like to introduce to you Peter Gentenaar a paper artist with extraordinary talent. He creates beautiful and ethereal paper sculptures. Gentenaar started out as a printmaker and sculptor and with time he realized the potential a sheet of paper has, and discovered many possibilities to work with it. With the agility of a leaf on a tree, as he puts it, a sheet of paper which had not dried yet, can be transformed into the most spectacular shapes, he reinforces the forms using thin ribs of bamboo that resemble the ribs of a leaf.

His latest exhibition is displayed at the abbey church of Saint-Riquier church's grand halls in northern France, the perfect backdrop for the 100 paper sculptures hanging like they were angels.

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