Artist hand-cuts incredibly intricate artworks from single sheets of paper

Parth Kothekar is a paper-cut artist from Ahmedabad, India. Always interested in silhouettes and graffiti stencils, he initially began experimenting with paper-cutting as a creative hobby, but discovered such a passion for it that he never looked back.

Now a professional artist, he painstakingly hand-crafts every single piece to produce exquisitely intricate artworks inspired by everyday life. His work has a wonderful simplicity, lightness and delicacy to it that comes from working with cut paper. Each image is hand sketched to begin with, then carefully fleshed out using a knife and board — and each from a single piece of paper.

Kothekar explains: “My artworks are based on everyday aspects of life. If it is challenging, it motivates me. The thing with paper cuts is that one doesn’t know the final output until the end. I have an assumption of what it might look like and that is what I work with. It is the curiosity of finding out if I have got it that keeps me going.”

You can see more of Kothekar’s work on his Instagram feed and on his Etsy page.

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