Artist Partners

Matt Shlian

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Matt Shlian is a master paper artist. Matt sees paper engineering as a metaphor for scientific principals and uses this as a basis for artistic inspiration. Using his structural knowledge and skills, Matt creates unique, kinetic sculptures with a beauty that works in any environment, from science and education, to retail and hospitality.
Matt begins with a system of folding and at a particular moment, the material takes over. Matt says “Guided by wonder, my work is made because I cannot visualize its final realization; in this way I come to understanding through curiosity.”
Matt is an FBFA Preferred Artist Partner and has been collaborating with our team since 2014.
All images courtesy of Matt Shlian

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