Maija Savolainen's Sunset Art is Created Entirely Out of Paper

By: Jana Pijak - Sep 5, 2016
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This sublime sunset art series is the work of Maija Savolainen who uses colorful paper as her main medium of choice. Based in Helsinki, the artist replicates the looks of landscape photographs and detailed paintings with simple and inexpensive paper materials.

Maija Savolainen's resulting series is surreal, captivating and most impressively photorealistic. While its imagery mimics stunning photographs of blurred and peaceful scenes, it is actually crafted using A4 sheets of paper that are folded to create depth. In addition to their intricate folds, the sheets are also creased and further manipulated to replicate the depth of water and the sky.

This series of sunset art is not only eye-catching but is also reflective of artist Maija's immense talent for making an otherwise banal and inexpensive material appear interesting and surprisingly imaginative.