Korea Based Artist Creates Surreal Portraits From Hand Cut Paper

Creating portraits from paper requires precision, patience and steady hands. Yoo Hyun, based in Korea, makes it look like a walk in the park. He has a lot of paper cut portraits, and they are created with household tweezers, x-acto knives and large paper sheets.

Hyun creates the art by slicing thin slivers of his material. He forms a zig-zag pattern in a solid frame. Even though the narrow line has different widths and measures can look like normal slices of paper when viewed closely. The hyperrealistic portrait can only be seen from afar.

The talented artist has created portraits of different Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and others such as Frida Kahlo and Pablo. The cut areas on the paper allow for negative space so the artist can alter the portrait depending on the effect he wants to add. The result may feel weird on the eyes, but it is still creative. See some of the pictures below.