‘artists who make pieces, artists who do books’ from the cutting book series with ed rushca, 2008noriko ambe is a japanese artist now living in new york. her work is primarily created by cutting precise holes in books, magazines and other varieties of bound paper. these cuts result in artwork which resembles topographic maps. some of the pieces are sculptural, keeping the original book form, while others are more like relief sculptures. she is currently on show in a number of group exhibitions and will be starting many new shows this fall.

http://www.norikoambe.com

noriko ambe ‘artists who make pieces, artists who do books’ from the cutting book series with ed rushca, 2008

noriko ambe ‘flat file globe 3 a,b’, 2006

noriko ambe ‘flat globe “above new york”’, 2006

noriko ambe ‘flat globe “minimalism”’ (detail), 2006

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‘a thousand of self’ from the series cuts on a book of ‘1000 on 42nd street’, 2007

noriko ambe ‘a lion, in oil’ from the cutting book series with ed rushca, 2007

noriko ambe ‘tracking iii’, 2006

noriko ambe ‘flat globe “blank-chaos”’, 2007

noriko ambe ‘cracking’, 2006