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RIU (@mr_riu) prefers to express himself in black and white. “The way I work, I do not use any colored paper, any coloring or any glue. I think it’s about simplicity and cleanliness,” says the artist from Japan who creates complex patterns out of a single sheet of paper.
Depending on the piece, it can take more than 30 hours before RIU completes production. But despite the tiring nature of his work, which requires a lot of concentration, according to RIU, it is precisely this concentrated feeling of fatigue that leads to the feeling of accomplishment that follows. “I hope that I can help people find strength in their lives,” he says.
Watch today’s story to see more of his intricate paper art.