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Eerily Surreal Origami Sculptures

João Charrua Tests the Boundaries of Paper as a Medium

— October 29, 2018 — Art & Design
João Charrua's origami sculptures are truly out of this world. Based in Portugal, the creative builds breathtakingly detailed artworks with single squares of paper. The three-dimensional creatures are incredibly imaginative and boast an uncanny aesthetic with their boldly expressive and somewhat grotesque shapes.

For his origami sculptures, João Charrua creates completely new character concepts or draws inspiration from some of his favorite artists. His body of work is closely tied to art movements such as Avant-Grade and Surrealism. One of the most frequently referenced artists in João Charrua's paper installations is Salvador Dali — perhaps the most noteworthy of the surrealists. The Portuguese artist's origami sculptures add a life-like dimensional physicality to the fictitiously expressive movement.
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