Contemporary Paper Artists & Islamic Pattern

Artists have been using paper as a form of expression for thousands of years, through paper folding and cutting techniques. Today, artists are redefining paper as an artistic medium.


Here are 24 contemporary paper artists inspired by Islamic geometry & pattern…



1/ Rania Mousa creates paper artwork by repeating patterns. Inspired by Islamic geometry, origami and parametric design, she transforms sheets of paper into neat three-dimensional framed installations. Each piece is handmade with precision, patience and care.



2/ Zubin Jhaveri is a Mumbai based paper sculptor and designer. After graduating from art college, he set out on a journey of self discovery and expression, experimenting with geometric paper sculptures NEBULA artwork Layered paper cut art with 25 layers of 300gsm paper



3/ Lucy Cuts Paper is a self taught paper cut artist, who loves nothing more than to create unique pieces from paper. Her work is influenced by her surroundings and geometry in nature



4/ Yossi Ben Abu is an artist based in San Francisco, California. Tossing has always had a fascination with geometry & mathematics, creating paper sculpture artworks ‘The Moment’ - 40”x50”x2.5” print, cut and hand folded paper. Over 800 pieces.



5/ Studio Ibbini is an award-winning collaboration between Julia Ibbini and Stéphane Noyer creating works that intersect contemporary art, design and engineering. Based in Abu Dhabi, they create intricate, detailed works inspired by Islamic geometry, pattern & design



6/ Olga Skorokhod is a paper artist and sculptor. Her work is influenced by geometry and Islamic pattern. This laser cut paper work is titled dome


7/ Zahra Ammara is a contemporary Islamic artist who specialises;uses in 3D paper sculptures. She loves the versatility and form that paper has to offer. In her own way, her expressions are cut and folded into her artwork. This work is part of her Alchemy series



8/ Studio M Artist is inspired by Islamic art and pattern, creating contemporary forms through paper sculptures and paper cutting. With a bold use of colour, the works stand out for their originality & boldness



9/ Anna Kruhelska is a visual artist and practising architect based in Lodz, Poland. Inspired by minimalism, architectural composition, geometry and origami Anna creates clean, crisp, often white-on-white framed wall installations



10/ Daphne Lee is the artisan behind JUDiTH+ROLFE, she is a Singaporean-born Chinese paper artist who specializes in creating contemporary dimensional artwork out of on-edge paper strips. Her work is inspired by geometric patterns & nature



11/ British artist Zarah Hussain combines contemporary digital art with a training in hand drawn Islamic geometry. Her work encompasses animations made with code, interactive apps, painting, paper & sculpture



12/ Naomi J Kendall is a paper artist, who specialises in folded paper techniques, creating bold geometric designs that are influenced by Islamic pattern. Her use of colour creates incredible illusions



13/ Working at the intersection of art and science, Matthew Shlian describes himself as a “paper engineer.” His use of both geometry and paper has defined his craft, with drawings, prints & sculpture that are unique in their manifestation



14/ Zubin Jhaveri is a Mumbai based paper sculptor and designer. After graduating from art college, he set out on a journey of self discovery and expression, experimenting with creating paper sculptures.



15/ Kate Colin is a paper folding artist and designer based in Glasgow, Scotland. She creates bold sculptural pattens inspired by origami and geometric form, her range of works emphasise the interplay between light and shade



16/ Bryn Edmonston is a self-taught artist specializing in colorful geometric layered paper cutouts, putting a contemporary twist on an ancestral art form. Her work is inspired by the tiling and plaster carvings of Southern Spain



17/ Gina Greene is a UK based paper cut Artist. She creates intricate cut works inspired by Geometry and Islamic pattern



18/ Miriam Fitzgerald Juskova is a visual artist originally from Slovakia, and now living in Ireland. She creates three-dimensional paper artwork using paper quilling techniques. Her work is inspired by her passion for mathematics and geometry, introducing a new visual language



19/ UK based artist Jennifer Nehar is fascinated by Islamic patterns. Through her work she challenges the possibilities of print and textiles. She talks about her experience as a printed textile practitioner, & interest in origami and paper sculptures



20/ For artist Ameet Hindocha, developing a multi-disciplinary practice with geometry at its core has allowed him to tap into an ancient but living tradition of design, and explore it with the tools & technology today. His work is inspired by the Islamic art & pattern



21/ Unaisah Nakudah us a Turkish paper cut Artist and paper sculptor. Her work is heavily influenced by the art of Islamic pattern and sacred geometry. She creates delicate, detailed paper cut geometric works



22/ Peter Keller is a Berlin based paper folding Artist. He experiments with paint, colour and texture to create bold vibrant pieces. His works are influenced by the intersection between science & art, geometry & Islamic pattern



23/ Studio Ibbini is an award-winning collaboration between Julia Ibbini and Stéphane Noyer creating works that intersect contemporary art, design and engineering. Based in Abu Dhabi, they create intricate, detailed works inspired by Islamic geometry, pattern & design



24/ Juliana Bernell creates textured paper sculptures inspired by nature and human experiences. She explores geometry through her paper expressions, creating impactful pieces through experimenting with colour gradients