The Cloud Leopard Papercut Sculpture

Cloud Leopard Paper Sculpture Saatchi Collect

Professional papercut artist, Nahoko Kojima of Solo Kojima, was selected by the Crafts Council as one of only ten international artists showing in the Project Space at Collect 2012 at the Saatchi gallery (11-14 May 2012). The astoundingly intricate Cloud Leopard Papercut sculpture unveiled at the event was made from one sheet of paper and cut by hand – a process which took 5 months.

Not only does this piece encourage recognition of a Japanese artform in the UK but it also also gives many people a chance to see a new form of paper sculpture for the first time. The implications this has to Papercut Art in Europe are significant as it challenges established views and presents a very new concept of treating it as sculpture. A truly spectacular example of Contemporary Japanese Paper-cut Art, which represents a new sculptural direction for Nahoko Kojima.

Photography © Solo Kojima. All Rights Reserved.

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ArtPrize 2014: Nahoko is officially a finalist. Vote one last time to crown her champion.

ArtPrize2014 Installation Paper Cut Sculpture Nahoko Kojima Byaku Swimming Polar Bear ArtPrize

ArtPrize 2014: We are delighted to announce that Nahoko Kojima is officially through to the final round of ArtPrize 2014, a tremendous achievement and the only non-US entry left in the competition. If you are in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Vote for Nahoko, one final time and award her the champion of ArtPrize 2014: http://bit.ly/1rh3PiA

Naho appeared live at 5pm on US TV on Oct 7th. (10pm GMT) talking about being in the finals of #ArtPrize2014

NEW ArtPrize 2014: Workshops with hundreds of local Michigan high-schoolers

ArtPrize 2014 Paper Cut Workshops Nahoko Kojima Top Artist


Solo Kojima hosted a series of Paper Cut Art workshops with Nahoko Kojima in Grand Rapids coinciding with our presence in ArtPrize 2014. This saw students from numerous local schools reaching hundreds of future artists.

UNVEILED Nahoko Kojima’s latest masterpiece Washi Bald Eagle at ArtPrize (ArtPrize 2014)

ArtPrize2014 Paper Cut Sculpture Washi Bald Eagle Nahoko Kojima ArtPrize

ArtPrize 2014: Nahoko Kojima astounds US crowd with the heavenly, Washi (2014) Bald Eagle. The word literally translates from Japanese as Eagle, but also means the type of paper that was used to cut the piece. A narrative runs through the piece as is customary for Nahoko’s style but the form cut by hand from only one 10ft square sheet of paper is a truly masterful feat. ArtPrize is one of the biggest ArtPrize festivals in the world and Nahoko, along with Solo Kojima, have reached the final stages, being the only entry left in the competition from the UK and only one of two non-US ArtPrize entries. She is also the only Japanese Artist left in ArtPrize 2014.

ArtPrize 2014 Top 25 Public Artist in ArtPrize: Nahoko Kojima

ArtPrize2014 ArtPrize Nahoko Kojima Ford Museum, MI, USA

ArtPrize 2014: Nahoko Kojima Top 25 by Public Vote

Nahoko Kojima amazes US crowd at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Solo Kojima are showing A Series of three Handmade Japanese Paper Cut Sculptures for ArtPrize 2014 Details »

Nahoko Kojima in Michigan, USA

Gerald Ford Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Unveiled: Nahoko Kojima’s next major masterwork in the heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan at the prestigious Gerald R. Ford Museum, hosting our first event on US soil. This has been our most breathtaking Show yet with not one but three iconic Sculptures on display, The Cloud Leopard (2012), Byaku (2013) and one completely new work especially for ArtPrize 2014, Washi (2014)

Nahoko Kojima in Michigan, USA

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
303 Pearl St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Opening hours
Mon-Sat 12:00pm-8:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm-6:00pm

When: September 24 until October 12, 2014
Admission free. Free on-site parking.

Further Information:
http://www.artprize.org/solo-kojima/

Arte TV interview with Nahoko Kojima for programme Metroplenreport

 

Interview of Nahoko Kojima directed by Michael McGlinn for Arte Television’s programme, Metropolenreport. It aired on Sunday 27 April 2014 at 16:50 as a simultaneous German/French broadcast.

SOLD: Peace (2014)

Paper Cut Art Commission Nahoko Kojima Peace

Peace (2014)

Paper Cut, handmade by Nahoko Kojima
One Single Sheet Black Gold Japanese Washi
30 x 30cm

Peace was sold to a private collector based in Kyoto, Japan, as part of a commission inspired by the hemp leaf. Kojima’s interpretation is both bold and beautiful Details »

Paper Cut Workshop; Central London

Paper Cut Workshop London

Paper Cut Workshops with Nahoko Kojima
Buy for yourself or as a unique gift for a loved one.

Where: Bankside Space, 18 Great Guildford St, London SE1 0FD, UK
Fee: £85
Date: Passed (email us or sign up to the newsletter to find out about the next one)

Oganiser: Solo Kojima

Details »

NahokoKojima.com

Paper Cut Artist Nahoko Kojima Website

We proudly release our sister website www.NahokoKojima.com

Petronas AR Calendar 2014 x Solo Kojima

Petronas Calendar 2014 Solo Kojima



2014: Malaysian Oil Giant, Fortune 500 Company, Petronas commissions images of Nahoko Kojima’s Paper Cut Art such as the iconic Cloud Leopard for 55,000 prints of a new augmented reality calendar.

Story Pieces

Paper Cut Art Story Rabbit Nahoko Kojima

Set of two handmade papercut pieces:

Story of the Rabbit [2009]
(Sold to private collector in 2014).

Story of the Bird [2009]

980 x 220 mm (Frame size as shown)
1 Sheet Black Japanese Paper


Select Piece



Byaku in North Wales

Ruthin Craft Centre Jerwood Makers Open

Byaku continues his UK Tour as part of the Jerwood Makers Open. The concluding show is in North Wales and runs throughout February and March:

Nahoko Kojima’s Byaku in North Wales

Ruthin Craft Centre
Park Road, Ruthin
Denbighshire, LL15 1BB
Tel: +44 (0)1824 704774

When: 8 February – 6 April 2014
Open daily from 10.00am – 5.30pm.
Admission free. Free on-site parking.

Further Information:
www.ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

Happy New Year 2014

Paper Cut Art New Year 2014 Nahoko Kojima

Solo Kojima would like to wish all our patrons, partners, fans and supporters a very Happy New Year for 2014. Can you guess which animal this year is associated with from the Paper Cut?

designboom exclusive of Byaku (2013) Film

designboom art sculpture

designboom the renowned design influencer exclusively reveals the Byaku (2013) Promo Film. Read the article by clicking the image above.