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© Anna Kruhelska
© Anna Kruhelska
© Anna Kruhelska
© Anna Kruhelska
© Anna Kruhelska

Anna Kruhelska

Anna Kruhelska Paper sculptor
Contact
Polish, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+48 881386630
© Anna Kruhelska

Exploring movement through colours and 3D forms

  • • Anna specialises in parametric design
  • • Her main inspiration is architecture, geometry and nature
  • • Her works are displayed in galleries in London and the US

Anna Kruhelska is a visual artist creating abstract three-dimensional artworks made from folded paper. Her background, however, is in architecture and in her 15 year career as an architect she designed high-end residential buildings, 5-star hotels and luxury apartments in Russia, Malaysia and the UK. Although she enjoyed it, her professional work didn’t leave much room for artistic expression. Therefore, in 2018, she began experimenting with pleating fabrics later turning to paper which proved to be the best material for her work. What is striking about Anna’s work is that all the pieces are folded, glued and assembled by hand with meticulous attention to detail. The process is very repeatable as each relief consists of 40–1,000 individual pieces, but the artist finds it very calming and relaxing, almost like a meditation. The end result is fitted in wooden frames with a front glass eliminating light reflections which creates a unique effect dependent on the viewer’s perspective. Her parametric designs are exhibited in prestigious galleries such as the Woolff Gallery in London and LRFA in Houston and Dallas, US.

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Works

  • © Anna Kruhelska
  • © Anna Kruhelska
  • © Anna Kruhelska
  • © Anna Kruhelska
  • © Anna Kruhelska
Photo: © Anna Kruhelska
Untitled 100

This wall relief is made from almost 300 white paper solids folded and assembled manually. The interplay between light and shade in this artwork creates the illusion of movement.

Length 70 cm
Width 100 cm
Height 10 cm

Photo: © Anna Kruhelska
Untitled 109

This wall relief is made from more than 1,000 hand folded black and yellow paper elements assembled into a composition which plays with order and chaos.

Length 150 cm
Width 100 cm
Height 10 cm

Photo: © Anna Kruhelska
Untitled 118

This wall relief is made from blue and yellow paper folded into chimney-like elements that create a movement of colours throughout the piece.

Length 100 cm
Width 70 cm
Height 10 cm

Photo: © Anna Kruhelska
Untitled 120

This paper relief was created from blue and yellow elements mounted on a yellow background. The two contrasting solid colours create a composition which is dramatic and full of movement.

Length 100 cm
Width 70 cm
Height 10 cm

Photo: © Anna Kruhelska
Untitled 123

This wall relief is made from yellow and violet hand folded paper mounted on a blue backboard. The artwork was inspired by colour and movement.

Length 100 cm
Width 70 cm
Height 10 cm

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