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About the Artist: Ray Besserdin is an internationally acclaimed Paper Sculpture Artist from Melbourne, Australia, with 32-year career recognised and over 35 local and international awards. Born to artist parents, entirely self-taught techniques of sculpting dimensionally using only sheet-formed papers creating works that are much like bas-relief. His palette of papers are mostly mould-made cottons and hand made wide variety of mulberry, hemp and flax fibred stocks from Europe and Asia. The extreme beauty of the papers is best appreciated when viewing the originals where the delicate translucence of some of the papers can truly be seen, some of which are a mere 4gsm. The largest works astound viewers for their rigidity, while all made from paper. Inspired mostly by painters of the French Impressionist Period, he pioneered and developed an “Impressionist Sculptured Paper” technique to achieve their kind of aesthetic expression using sculptured torn papers three-dimensionally, where they used paint two- dimensionally.His works can be abstract to figurative ultra-realism. While likeness is important, the focus is to capture emotion, life, and expression over realism, yet always revealing the character of the papers from which the subjects are sculptured.


  • I started with a grid and I weaved my way in and out of it. I played with bold shapes in different colors while trying to keep the harmony and balance. The edges, I realized, are a physical reection of my emotions during the days of the lockdown, the streets were empty and the stress level was high. However I needed to escape to a happy place with colorful designs. In the paintings, tension and happiness coexist. This art piece is a Mixed media using paper, spackle, acrylic paint, and graphite pencil. Own a Rachel Tirosh piece of art. Available for Purchase: The Original 20 x 20 as well as an Archived Reproduction. Purchasing a Contemporary Art Gallery Online reproduction is an easy way to revitalize a dull room, create an area of discussion, show your personality, and more. Art is appropriate and more importantly encouraged, for every room in your house? including the bathroom! Create wall collections from floor to ceiling, ascending the staircase, or choose oversize pieces to consume a wall. No longer are there right and wrongs, to hanging art. The trend today is to show your personality and you through the art you have chosen. Blank walls are out! Art always makes a difference. Great art turns a house into a magnificent home, showcasing the amazing you! Let us help you create your dream room and more importantly your dream home. Let us help you find that art that truly speaks to you!

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