Thursday, July 21, 2016

Hari and Deepti Paper Cut Lightboxes

Harikrishanan Panicker & Deepti Nair are artist couple originally from India who moved to Denver. Hari & Deepti create intricate paper cut light boxes to build fascinating narratives. Every piece consists of multiple layers of cut watercolor paper installed inside a shadow box and backlit with an LED light strips bringing the story scene to life.

They believe “Paper is brutal in its simplicity as a medium. It demands the attention of the artist while it provides the softness they need to mold it in to something beautiful. It is playful, light, colorless and colorful. It is minimal and intricate. It reflects light, creates depth and illusions in a way that it takes the artist through a journey with limitless possibilities.”

They were recently invited by the United Nations to contribute to the art series symbolizing the “Agenda for Humanity” for the "World Humanitarian Summit". Their work is available through Black Book Gallery. Take a closer look at their work in the short video below.


JCotton said...

Wow - incredible work! You can't help but feel drawn into each of these diorama/light boxes. I can't imagine the time involved in cutting these out and assembling them.