Paper art by Simon Schubert
Artist Simon Schubert has created an extraordinary collection of pictures – made up of hundreds of tiny folds in paper. At first glance the elaborate pictures, which sell for up to $5,300, seem to have been created with pencil or paint but they are actually composed of tiny folds in the paper. (Pics)
Mr Schubert spent two years perfecting the art of folding paper into his elaborate designs.
Now the 33-year-old takes up to a week to create each of his unusual pictures.
He said: “The first attempt was not really so successful, took quite a white to get the technique perfect.”
Mr Schubert, who lives in Cologne, Germany, with his wife Cosima, 37, and their twin children Lilith and Kilian, two, said he often had to convince people his pictures aren’t painted.
He said: “Most of the people who see the work are surprised that the pictures are created by folding paper, they don’t believe it when I tell them.
“Many of them think I’ve used paint or pencil to create the affect of light and shade.
“But when they realise the pictures are actually folded they are quite impressed.”
Mr Shubert is currently exhibiting in the Kudlek van der Grinten gallery in Cologne.
He also has a display at the Upstairs gallery in Berlin, where one room has been covered in 150 of Mr Shubert’s designs – giving the impression the whole room is folded.