I’ve always been fascinated by origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding without glue or any other substitutes to stick the pieces of papers. Traditional Japanese origami, which has been practiced since the Edo era (1603–1867), has often been less strict about these conventions, sometimes cutting the paper or using non-square shapes to start with.
Anyway, I remember well the Japanese Pavillion of the 92's Sevilla exhibition which was featuring a lot of origami sculptures... That was so interesting...
This beautiful art form is the subject of an exhibition at the Dray Walk Gallery, Old Truman Brewery in the so-trendy Brick Lane area of London. The show opens on 1st July and will feature the new Pop’Set’ collection – the most active and creative company in the field of paper design - by Arjowiggins Creative Papers, the C-Myk winners (I am sure you remember my previous post about this creative contest?). This show, which will surely attract a lot of creative art-goers will give them the opportunity to discover more fantastic origami pieces by emerging artists. This exhibition is part of the New Blood 2011 International design exhibition organised by DandAD, an organisation which aims at supporting those who work in and around the creative industries.
More info on: http://www.popsetpaper.com