sculptures hand cut from a single sheet of paper by nahoko kojima sculptures hand cut from a single sheet of paper by nahoko kojima
jun 02, 2013

sculptures hand cut from a single sheet of paper by nahoko kojima

‘cloud leopard’ by nahoko kojima
installation view at le beffroi, paris



nahoko kojima‘s artistic medium is paper. her large-scale works are each hand cut from a single sheet, exploring themes of human existence, animals and the forces of nature. her ‘cloud leopard’ took approximately 5 months to finish, and her upcoming work, debuting in the summer of 2013 is ‘byaku’, which thematically follows in the same foot steps. meaning ‘white’ in japanes, kojima is currently scoring the details of the work which will result in a life-size paper version of a polar bear. the composition of each of her sculptures considers negative space just as much as it does the positive, seen through her visually balanced pieces. her work was most recently seen during clerkenwell design week 2013.



nahoko kojima discusses her artistic practice
video courtesy of solokojima









‘cloud leopard’
video courtesy of solokojima



nahoko kojima with her upcoming work ‘byaku’ which means ‘white’ in japanese will hang as a life-size polar bear sculpture




the artist intricately cutting out the pattern for ‘byaku’









  • Unusual Paper ART

    katya says:
  • wow… hard work..

    kia says:
  • Beautiful, Complex yet Elegant, Wealth of emotion.

    BHS says:
  • i cannot wait for the release in two weeks of her latest project! !! SO TALENTED!!

    contained ideas says:
  • [Details of Nahoko Kojima’s next major Show in London]

    Nahoko Kojima’s Byaku at the Jerwood Makers Open

    Byaku (2013)
    3m x3m
    Suspended Paper Cut Sculpture
    1 Sheet White Japanese Washi Paper

    Jerwood Space
    171 Union Street
    London SE1 0LN

    10 July – 25 August 2013
    Weekdays, 10am – 5pm
    Weekend, 10am – 3pm

    Free Admission.

    Shari Solo says:

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