Saint Petersburg-based paper artists Asya Kozina and Dmitriy Kozin situate miniature worlds atop their towering paper art wigs. The detailed headdresses combine contemporary art themes with historical elements, resembling the extravagant hair and headpieces of the Baroque period.
Asya and Dmitriy Kosin’s Modern Art Group is a creative duet focused on exploring the possibilities of contemporary paper sculptures. Their interest as professional artists lays in the field of cultural research, archiving, and plastic expression of different historical, traditional and artistic renderings. Isn’t their paper art absolutely creative?
“We did this work and had (the) idea to do works with various marine monsters,” Kozina says. “In the old times, sailors believed in gigantic sea monsters… All characters are taken from folk myths.”
The versatile white paper art is used not only as a tool but also as a concept that helps to express the historical process in a symbolic fashion. Unique and complex modern design pieces are calling to be tried on, insistent on telling their stories through photographs and limited edition prints.
“Our works fell into collections of museums, became symbols of some events related to the history and history of art and fashion,” she writes. “Our work is perceived not as photo props, but as artworks, sculptures, exhibition objects.”
The artist says that historical wigs always fascinated her, especially the Baroque era. This is art for art’s sake aesthetics for aesthetics, no practical sense. But they are beautiful. She made a series of wigs, and on this paper art, the paper itself helps to highlight in this case the main form and not be obsessed with unnecessary details.