Monday, August 15, 2011

Asya Kozina - Paper Sculptor

Not long ago a fellow paper enthusiast alerted me to the website of Ukrainian paper sculptor and relief artist, Asya Kozina (nee Gontsa). She mentioned I would like the work, and wow - yes I do!

Star mask

Asya fashions masks and figures from white paper of various weights. She studied art at Cherkasy National University and is now a designer and teacher.

Cat mask

Her first solo exhibit consisted of more than twenty European historical costumes composed entirely of paper, and was held at the Cherkasy Regional Art Museum in 2007.

Gothic paper woman

Gothic paper woman

Rococo paper woman

Asya Gontsa
Asya Kozina
Photo Yana Wija

Just this past May, Asya made an elegant couple that stands atop a paper spiral staircase, and worked with students to create a paper flower archway, all for a private school ball in Kiev.

Large scale paper figuresPaper arch

Something tells me it was an experience they won't soon forget!

Link

16 comments:

SUGANTHI said...

The masks look brilliant. My favourite is the couple atop the spiral staircase.

Cards by Cheryl said...

absolutely jaw dropping

Maureen said...

Extraordinary!

Chinnu said...

Ohh..the masks are fabulous!! Totally jaw dropping!!
Once again a great post!! Cheers!

Baukje said...

your work always looks fantastic and you make such beautiful creations!
Greetings Baukje

Φανή Παπαγεωργίου, Ζωγράφος said...

excellent!!!I am speechless!!! so beautiful!!! Bravo!!! Fany.

Ann said...

those masks are extraordinary and the couple on top of the pillar is amazing.

Ann Martin said...

I'm glad you all enjoyed seeing Asya's work!

Sue Maynes said...

Ann - the masks are beautiful, but the couples are exceptional. An amazing intro to this lady's work.

Anonymous said...

Ann, I love Asya's paperworks, especially the large paper flowers and archway and the dolls.
Licia

chillin with Quillin said...

wow very creative, love it, thanks for sharing!!

Jan Castle said...

Absolutely STUNNING! Thanks for sharing...I look forward to your blog each day...you never disappoint!
Jan Castle

Nati said...

Wonderful!!

Melissa said...

The historical costumes, especially the second one, are absolutely stunning!

lokokina said...

Thank you, Ann, for introducing these wonders to us!

witchduck said...

This is beautiful work. I would love to be able to just make a flower with you. thank you for sharing your art.

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