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Artist Matthew Shlian creates handmade 3D paper sculptures

Matthew Shlian’s sculptures look like a machine created them, but they are actually meticulously created by hand from the paper. The artist chooses colors, so they form a shape with three-dimensional depth.
Shlian defines himself as a “paper engineer” and creates his work from various types of paper from delicate pastels to reflective metals.
“From the first fold, a single action transfers energy to the subsequent folds, which eventually manifest in three-dimensional form. I would say curiosity is my starting point; I need to do a job to understand it. If I can visualize my result completely, I have no reason to do it – I must be surprised,” says the artist.

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