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Yoshi – Paper Artist from Venezuela

Today, I came across the most amazing paper artist on flickr- Yoshi, from Venezuela. Very much into the pleating and corrugating way of things, he has some marvelous pieces of work on display; please go and visit, and admire some of this work.

He has this to say:

I’m a self-taught guy who often works folding, drawing or cutting paper, which is my favorite and, almost, exclusive media. I’m practicing this since I was six years old (now I’m 29), first as a hobby, after my obsession with games where you win real money and, three years ago, as my way for living. Some of my sorts of inspiration are the geometrical patterns used for sacred decoration in India and the Islam world. In my work (paper folding, kiri-e and drawing) I have three fields of investigation: arts (mural decorations & photos), industrial design (lamps and other utilitary objects) and fashion (dresses and accessories), where arts are the most important, an the other two provide me with practice and some knowledge.

South America truly has some of the best and brightest of the paper artists in the world. Every time I find another gifted creator it convinces me further that I need to plan a visit to Colombia and Venezuela (and don’t forget all the tessellators in Chile!)

My apologies for the huge photo post here, but I wanted to share so many of these images with you. This is only a taste!

I’m particularly interested in learning about his molding and casting processes… I hope to learn more soon.

-Eric Gjerde

(Ray and Polly, this post is for you!)

There are also some additional images done by my flickr contact Liu Prato:


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