Precise Details and Architectural Contrasts Highlight Layla May Arthur’s Narrative Paper Sculptures | Colossal


JANUARY 13, 2023 KATE MOTHES

“Where We All Meet” (2022), paper sculpture, 1 x 1 x 1 meter. All images © Layla May Arthur

The Netherlands-based artist focuses on the interplay between light and shadow in intricately cut, 3-dimensional dioramas.

Wielding the fundamentals of set design, Layla May Arthur assembles elaborate architectural spaces and visual narratives from paper. The Netherlands-based artist focuses on the interplay between light and shadow in intricate, three-dimensional dioramas that emphasize storytelling in window displays, brand identities, and gallery presentations. In pieces ranging from delicate, individual sculptures of staircases to large-scale, immersive installations, she instills a sense that the viewer is a part of the interactions of figures within each scene.

“THE STORYTELLER, THE LISTENER, AND OUR STORY” (2021), paper and light Installation

Since graduating from university in 2021, Arthur has focused on projects that emulate the visual drama of theatrical presentations, setting the stage for products in boutique windows and brand collaborations in addition to museum exhibitions. “I really enjoy being able to handcraft artworks to be used in photoshoots or installations where my work reaches an audience who might not ordinarily seek out art in an art space,” she tells Colossal. “I have had incredible clients so far who have given me huge creative freedom in acting as both art director and artist.” […]

Detail of “THE STORYTELLER, THE LISTENER, AND OUR STORY” (2021)

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2 Responses to Precise Details and Architectural Contrasts Highlight Layla May Arthur’s Narrative Paper Sculptures | Colossal

  1. FromTheStars says:

    bravo! wonderful art work.

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