Chris Natrop: Into the Silver See-Through

Chris Natrop
Into the Silver See Through – Chris Natrop

The history of paper cut art goes back a very long way, back to the 1st century AD in China according to Wikipedia. More recently, however, Chris Natrop has been producing exquisite and finely crafted paper cuts as both singular pieces and multi-faceted wall hangings. The latter larger pieces hang like delicate foliage or crystalline systems, the use of light and the projected shadows enhancing the effect. It could be a freeze frame of a giant complex system or chaotic attractor being played out a in a shadow play theatre, a Wayang.

The excellently titled ‘Nerve Brane Space’ set hint at an organic cartography or insinuate architectural models but with their standard linear formations and sharp angled perspective translated into fluid.

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