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Mademoiselle Maurice - Stunning Origami Art

May 8, 2014
Asja Nastasijevic is an Art Historian with the major in Modern Art. She's involved in art writing and criticism for several years now. Art is her passion and writing about it is both work and pleasure. Among modern art movements she loves Fauvism, Abstract Expressionism, and POP ART and her favorite artists are Henri Matisse, Mark Rothko and Andy Warhol. She fell in love with Street Art when she first saw ROA’s Sleepy Pigs in Brussels few years ago. Since then, she devotedly explores this form of artistic expression. She hates when someone asks her whether the street art is a real art. What makes any art a real art? Art is an evolutionary act with constant changes in its performance. In Asja’s opinion, the real art is what you want to hang on the walls of your living room, as simple as that. So she wants to hang the works of Ron English, Gaia and ROA above her TV cabinet or to place the artworks of Mark Jenkins and Isaac Cordal next to her sofa. She enjoys bowling and doodling.

There’s no person who did not, as a child, make a paper airplane using folded newspaper. Mademoiselle Maurice, French visual artist, introduces us to the limitless possibilities and applications that single piece of paper offers. The traditional Japanese paper folding technique provides the artist with the medium to create stunning street art installations.

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Mademoiselle Maurice

Japan – France

After one year of living in Japan, the artist has adopted in her artistic expression the traditional Japanese art of paper folding and moreover transferred it to another level. Mademoiselle Maurice creates ephemeral urban installations performed with hundreds of colorful origami glued on the walls of cities around the world.

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Mademoiselle Maurice

Open Air Museum

She uses the street as an open-air museum to achieve in its wide, jointly shared space huge, ‘rainbowish’ origami installations that convey messages in which the man and nature are put in the foreground. Her stunning geometric creations have so far temporarily covered several urban surfaces throughout France, Italy, Vietnam and Hong Kong. In a spirit of friendly ephemeral installation, both for the environment and the street, Mademoiselle Maurice hand folds mostly recycled paper in a complex manner.

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Folding Colors and Shapes

Light in appearance, the work of Mademoiselle Maurice proposes many questions about human nature and the interactions that sustain people and the environment. As in origami art of paper folding colors and shapes have symbolic value, the artist chooses the colors and creates forms that symbolize happiness, union, tolerance, and harmony. Mademoiselle Maurice’s origami rainbows are definitely a breath of fresh air.

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