Paper is everywhere we look but rarely is it used quite as inventively as this. Cologne based artist Simon Schubert creates superbly detailed images of buildings and stately homes by folding sheets of paper. This sort of origami allows him to come up with the sort of stunning images seen here.

The intricacies of architectural spaces are beautifully captured , with raised reliefs of just a few centimetres. Schubert cites Samuel Beckett and Edgar Allen Poe amongst his influences, and some of their favoured themes of haunted loneliness comes across powerfully in his exquisite works.

By folding and creasing the paper, Schubert adds a strange ethereal quality to the work, which has a classic, weird sort of beauty.

For more on Schubert and his work visit his site.

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June 27th, 2012

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