Incredible cut-paper illustrations by David Thorpe:
"David Thorpe is a young artist who lives and works in London. Thorpe crafts the sublime from scissors and glue - intricate scenes of urban paradise made up of precision cut layers of paper, reminiscent of Japanese woodcuts, or Casper David Friedrich paintings. In Do What You Have To Do, Thorpe constructs a utopian setting of council blocks, giving a sense of awesome glamour to the banal, a leisurely chic to the two teenagers hanging out on the steps."
"David Thorpe's early collages exhibit all the painstaking labour of his involved process. Inspired by Victorian shadow puppets and Japanese woodcuts, Kings of the Night is deceiving in its complexity made simple. Constructed entirely from cut and pasted sheets of paper, Thorpe uses only 5 colours to create this romantic scene of lonely South London tower blocks. Planning his image in ascending layers he creates an improbable sense of space: the buildings laid over sky, orange windows over buildings; each element convincingly self-contained and distanced with illusionary depth. The tress and plants are flawlessly cut in their doily-like intricacy from one solid sheet of card; the final details of a sublime world astoundingly reproduced in 2-dimensional kid-craft."
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