He creates amazingly detailed paper cuts of extraordinary complexity; each one is entirely hand-cut using a craft knife. Mr. Riu’s hand-cut paper art is mostly concentrated around intricate mandalas and delicate patterns. These are created using a zentangle technique, which are miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract, black and white art created from an ensemble of simple, structured patterns.
While Mr. Riu’s highly-structured artwork is beautiful to look at, it would certainly take more patience than I have to make.
“It’s not that I can do it because I originally have a great patience,” says Mr. Riu on Instagram. “I think that my patience grow stronger gradually because I want to do it.”
Captions of his paper cuts mostly reference quotes of love and peace, nature and human connection. View more of his work below or visit his Instagram page.
Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.