Our February artist of the month is the talented duo Papier Atelier. We love their low-poly approach to paper art.
Full name: Türker & Deniz Yılmaz Akman
"We are always searching for new techniques and innovations to help and improve our work."
Where do you make your paper Art?
In our home studio, in Istanbul.
How long have you been working with paper?
How would you describe your approach to paper art?
We are impressed by our traditions and we try to blend it with technology. Then express the outcome with the modern art. Always searching for new techniques and innovations to help and improve our works.
Where do you find inspiration?
Both history and the modern world. Unusual characters & expressions.
Describe your work to us in 3 words?
Low poly - 3D structured - Paper Sculpture
What are your favourite papers to work with?
We mostly work with heavy papers as 400gsm, 600gsm up to 1200gsm. Glossy white paper is our favourite.
What tool could you not live without?
The list is so long for us
Most important ones are: 2 Blade cutter knives. One is sharp and the other is blunt for folding lines. Metal rulers of different lengths. Injector needle to apply the glue. Scotch tape to fix the template on the surface of the paper.
What is the best thing about working with paper as a medium?
It’s an eco-friendly medium. We do not pollute the environment while producing our art. The surplus paper left from our production is also recycled.
Who are your favourite paper artists?
Jeff Nishinaka & Nermin Er as paper artists.!
What are you working on at the moment?
Recently, we are preparing to apply for an outdoor installation. It will be based on a character from an old myth.