Is paper, life's under-appreciated, undesirable detritus? Here are my Top Ten Paper Artists to prove paper rocks!
Did you think paper was just for the mundane use of bills, shopping lists and having to remember to put it in the recycling?
Think again! The blank page can be the scourge for the writer, but for an artist, its beautiful tactile quality and inherent strength and durability means that a blank sheet of paper can be an artistic chameleon; it can be easily transformed from 2D to 3D. This makes it a perfect material for creativity and the creation of art. Paper provides the ultimate haptic feedback, it connects you with your environment in the way that swiping on a screen cannot.
Modern artists from the Bauhaus to Matisse helped take paper into new territory. Pablo Picasso and Braque championed collage.
Here are my TOP TEN artists pushing the limits of paper