What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

The Paper Mesmerist


Daniel A. du Preez

South African artist Daniel du Preez creates magical cut-paper assemblages that seem to go on forever. His layered art works create beautiful illusions of unlimited depth and complexity. Interestingly, the artist has ADD, and his art is his way of making sense of his world.

“By using paper as an unexpected medium, it can send the brain into an unknown pattern of thinking that will completely change the outcome of its reality.”

– Daniel du Preez

du Preez has a wonderful talent for layering different-colored paper to create a hypnotic effect. You know I can’t resist small things, and many of his sculptures are in surprisingly diminutive scale, making them even more intriguing to me.

You can follow Daniel A. du Preez in his shop and on Instagram, Facebook, and Saatchi Art.

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I love working on miniatures 😆

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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!

10 thoughts on “The Paper Mesmerist

  1. I always enjoy all of the post here. This one is especially interesting and enjoyable. I wouldn’t know how to even start one. Thanks to Donna another great morning. I don’t know how she does it. Hal

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  2. You know I am loving this. And it is hard to do this …at least for me.

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  3. These are spectacular pieces. They make me think of mandalas combined with kaleidoscopes.

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  4. Stunning. Thank you.

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  5. Magical indeed.

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