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John Ed De Vera

Philippines resident John Ed De Vera is a paper portraitist of the highest order. His meticulously cut and layered paper art has amazing depth and life in it. He plays with depth and shadow in ways I wouldn’t have thought possible with just paper, pencil, and an X-acto knife. I do find most of his noses – especially in partial profiles – to be a little brutish, but I imagine that’s deliberate.

“What draws me into working with paper is that it has become not just a flat surface for me to write or draw on. It has become my ink. It is able to take many forms depending on how you sculpt it. It is tactile. It can be multi-dimensional. It’s available everywhere and you can reuse and recycle it.”

=John Ed De Vera interview with The Floating Magazine

A professional ad man, De Vera does plenty of commercial work, too, all with his customary flair.

You can follow the amazing John Ed De Vera on his website, on Vimeo, and on Instagram account, Battery_Full.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

12 thoughts on “Battery Full

  1. He is good but crazy me really loves the windows.

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  2. All lovely . Jealous that my mind could never conceive of art like this and that my hands would never cooperate in making it. I was just amazed by the windows also, as if making the portrait if Sigmund Freud was not enough.
    Also love “the first step to achieving your dreams is to write them down”.

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  3. These are great! Noses are very challenging to draw so I imagine that creating them out of layers of paper is every bit as tricky. So I agree: I think creating a style of nose is probably, therefore, a deliberate choice rather than pragmatism. I love Bowie and Prince. My kids would love, love, love that Stan Lee portrait.

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  4. Just WOW. Paper arts are now going advance…

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  5. Oh I want to put something like that on my passport. haha

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