Wait, is that a pool of water on the museum floor? No… it’s just another one of Daniele Papuli’s spellbinding paper sculptures, which the Italian artist bends, folds, cuts, and layers in every which way. The fragile masses seem to ripple, bubble, and swirl about, an effect achieved by his nineteen-year-long affair with the material that was ignited after attending a workshop in Berlin about paper manufacturing methods. Papuli has been experimenting with its strength and flexibility ever since. He adds another element to most work, too, by commissioning dancers to interact with his creations in a full-on performance. While the spectacle is a nice idea, however, Papuli’s work would definitely be better off standing on its own.
View more of Papuli’s eye candy here.