How incredibly beautiful are these paper cut creations? Made entirely of cut and torn paper (and often wood) in his studio in Tokyo, Patrick Gannon's artwork is a collision of American and Japanese pop-culture, mythology and mysterious creatures amid a landscape of jagged edges and gorgeous textures.
Here's how describes his work, "Layer upon textural layer, my cut and torn paper artwork builds upwards to reveal an invisible world that exists intertwined with and inextricably linked to our own. Mythology, the supernatural, American pop culture and Japanese tradition mingle like tipsy guests at a cocktail party. I use my knife to shape each jagged piece, slicing away at illusion and giving form to a wondrous, dangerous and not-at-all-alien world of emotion, spirit and thought.
"There is a primitive quality to paper that calls out to be touched. It is rough, textured, basic. I use this sensuality to evoke an immediate, gut-level response."
Hitching a Ride on the Breath of Fortune
Year of the Dog (Cerberus)
From the Bamboo Forests of the Night
Red Thread Expectations