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Paper Interior Portraits By Simon Schubert

German artist Simon Schubert creates complex paper works of interior portraits by delicately folding plain white paper.
The folded lines of the pieces reveal fragile interiors of real buildings, such as the Berlin Stadtschloss and Marienbad. Schubert states that the series was inspired by the light-filled portraits of Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershoi.

In a statement about the project, the artist declares: “The works often show interiors from the end of the 19th century reminding the spectator of ‘haunted mansions’. The pictures of the endless hallways with closed doors, the blind windows, the empty halls and the winding staircases appear to be single views of tremendous, labyrinthine building, which seems to continue ever further into the white.”

 

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