« I’m always looking for new ways to approach paper », reveals Matthew Shlian, paper artist from Norwalk, Connecticut. Well-known for his singular sculptural pieces, he has been adding new pieces to his huge collection. « These pieces « hollow forms » came from realizing you don’t need paper as much as the fold. When you remove the surface you highlight the shadows and forms that are hidden otherwise », he adds. Matthew also explored more colors in the past few years. « I am colorblind and it is this deficiency in perception that allows a certain focus on pattern, form and repetition. I don’t perceive color the « correct way » and so I’ve never been confident in using it. But now I don’t care if it is being used in the correct way, I’m making the work I want to see ! », he concludes.

Found more about his work on his Instagram page : @matthewshlian.