Another impressive paper work, this time by LA-based artist Jeff Nishinaka, who is the world’s premier paper sculptor with a profilic career that spans 28 years. It’s not “just” paper. Nishinaka works mainly with white, which makes the exquisite play of light and shadow a large part of the appeal of his work.
It is interesting to know that Nishinaka began working in paper quite by accident. “I have always wanted to be a painter, but while studying illustration at Art Center, I was given assignments in both a graphic design and fashion drawing classs at the same time to experiment in different mediums, one of them being paper. That was my ‘Ah-ha’ moment … Paper to me is a living, breathing thing that has a life of it’s own.” said Actor Jackie Chan, who is a close friend of the artist, owns the largest collection of Nishinaka’s work.