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Daniele Papuli's Rippling Paper Installations (PHOTOS)

Posted: 04/12/2012 12:13 pm Updated: 04/12/2012 12:13 pm

Italian artist Daniele Papuli makes site-specific installations out of thousands of strips of paper, transforming the medium into something soft and inviting. By turning the everyday material into a rippling maze, it resembles flowing satin sheets or slight disturbances on an otherwise peaceful lake.

The Milan-based artist has been working with paper since 1993 when he first became entranced by its fragility and utility. He used the paper to embark on creating complex spacial compositions that look almost organic. In Papuli's words: "I proceed more like an explorer than like a designer, transferring and amplifying some images and suggestions of a design path undertaken on paper."

His installation "Cartoframma" consists of over 10,000 and has a dance component, adding to the spellbinding nature of the piece. The softness of the materials juxtaposed with the fluidity of the choreography create a rippling abstract wonder.


DANIELE PAPULI, CARTOFRAMMA 2011



DANIELE PAPULI, CARTOFRAMMA 2011



DANIELE PAPULI, PANTA REI ET ULA 2011



DANIELE PAPULI, PANTA REI/AUREE 2005/2010

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