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Believe It Or Not, These Jeans Are Made Out Of Paper
April 6, 2013
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Americana, paper jeans / 2011 / Paper, canvas, silk and nylon thread / 15 x 9 x 11 in. (Photo: Vincent Tomczyk)

Look at the images on this page. They all look like pretty mundane, normal objects, don't they? But in reality, they're delicate works of art - and they're all made out of paper.

L.A.-based artist Vincent Tomczyk made all of these incredible paper sculptures, and he describes himself as part artist and part engineer.

He's currently working on a series of paper chairs and exploring his interest in "how personal chairs can become over time - almost taking on the characteristics of their owners. Chairs provide a sense of dignity - from hand-carved stools in Africa, to thrones in Europe."

The artist told Colossal that "the objects are carefully crafted by hand, all of the colours you see are hand-painted and he never relies on any sort of digital printing."

Paper Museum Bench / 2013 (Photo: Vincent Tomczyk)

Shirt & Tie / 2010 / Mulberry and various other papers / 23 x 30 x 4 in. (Photo: Vincent Tomczyk)

Paper Eames Chair LCW / 2012 / Various papers, hand painted / 22 x 23 x 28 in. (Photo: Vincent Tomczyk)

Danish artist Peter Callesen also works in paper, which he calls "the most common and consumed media used for carrying information today".

In his work, Callesen explores "the gap between the recognizable everyday object and the fragile..."

He writes on his site that paper sheets are "neutral and open to fill with different meaning. The thin white paper gives the paper sculptures a frailty that underlines the tragic and romantic theme of my works."

Below, you'll find "White Hand" from 2007 and 2010's "Running Fire II".

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Acid free A4 115 gsm paper and glue (Photo: Peter Callesen)

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Acid free A4 115 gsm paper and glue (Photo: Peter Callesen)

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