Paper Artworks by German artist Simon Schubert

Untitled (round staircase and room), 2008, 100 x 75 cm

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What inspired you to use paper as a medium and was origami a reference?

I approached paper more from the point of a sculptor than in the tradition of origami. The first picture was a portrait of Samuel Beckett. I was looking for a way to make a portrait on different levels. The reduction of the material, the pureness of the white paper and the minimal technique in reference to Samuel Beckett's work was as important as the folds in the paper resembling the wrinkles in the face.

UNTITLED (Steps leading downstairs and doors), 2008, 75 x 50 cm

Describe the process of creating your Paper Art?

The actual process is a secret. I make sketches of the pictures and fold the paper by using some special tools. Through the positive and negative folds in the paper and the reflections of light and shadow on these folds, the picture becomes visible.

Some scenes are based on literature, others on themes I am currently working on.

UNTITLED (Staircase)

What scale are your paper art pieces?

Most works are in the sizes of 75cm by 50cm or 100cm by 75cm, but there are also some smaller in about 35cm by 24cm and the largest are around 180cm by 150cm.

Tell us about some of your other works?

My other works are realistic, figurative sculptures. For these I use all kinds of material like hair, clothes and plaster. Some figures are only rear sides. You can walk around them, but you won´t find the face or the front side. Often there´s something between the face/front of the figure and the observer, like the hair, feathers or a mirror. The hair is like an impenetrable barrier - like a curtain you can´t lift.

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