Scissor wizard Owen Gildersleeve is an award-winning artist based in London. He specialises in handcrafted illustration and set design. Owen’s unique style — honed over the past 10 years — brings graphic designs to life through carefully hand-cut layers and a playful use of light and shadow. Working with an array of international clients, his practice ranges from intricate paper illustrations and animations, shot in his East London studio, to large-scale sets, window displays and installations. As well as commercial projects Owen enjoys exploring ideas and themes of his own, creating new bodies of work for shows and exhibitions and collaborating with other artists. His first book Paper Cut was published in 2014, and celebrates the skilled creative practices of 25 leading paper craft artists from around the world through a series of in-depth interviews carried out by Owen over the course of a year. In July 2018 his latest solo exhibition Observations from the Unknown launched at the ARGONAUT Gallery in San Francisco, featuring an original body of work celebrating the NASA’s Kepler spacecraft and its nine year mission.
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