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!


16 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  13. 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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