Beauty will save

Beauty in everything

Nick Georgiou sculptures from books

Nick Georgiou sculptures from books

A face. Nick Georgiou sculptures from books

Nick Georgiou sculptures from books
Tucson artist Nick Georgiou is the author of these cool paper sculptures. According to the artist, “the death of the printed word/world, economic collapse, political and environmental uncertainty inspired him. No matter how nice the smell of old books is, their weight and the fact that trees go down to make paper are huge disadvantages. Nowadays, e-book readers offer enough storage for entire libraries which would be impossible to carry while traveling.

Nick Georgiou sculptures from books

Closeup. Book sculptures by Nick Georgiou

From a distance, one could not distinguish these masterpieces from paintings that have hints of expressionism, surrealism, abstract art and even cubism. However, the purpose of this exhibition is special, too. As the artist claims on his blog, the source of inspiration for this type of art is the death of the printed word. With more and more people moving towards Amazon’s Kindle and other such e-book readers, typography will soon disappear. While this is sad on one hand, it seems like a necessary evolution for the media to the artist. Not to mention the beneficial effect on the world’s forests.

Meanwhile, Georgiou, transforms discarded books and newspapers found on the street into sculpture. Besides, offering new possibilities in a digital world.

Georgiou selects, works, arranges and stacks brightly colored paper to create the illusion of a 3 dimensional sculpted bust resting on a table. He expresses his concern that generations of learning are languishing in favor of the immediacy and entertainment value of iPads. At the same time, technology also facilitates an overwhelming volume of unvetted information, too great to digest. Georgiou offers an alternative to our addiction to infotainment, the possibility of regeneration, which neither free Apps nor 24 hours cable news can provide.

A native New Yorker, Nick Georgiou received his BFA in Film and Television from the Tisch School of the Art at New York University. Then he worked in film prior to pursuing a full time career as a sculptor. Meanwhile, Georgiou has received commissions from Oxford University Press and the Washington Post Corporation. His work has been exhibited at Black Rat Press and Andipa Modern galleries in London. In addition, in several shows in the New York area. Georgiou moved to Tucson after an exhibition at the University of Arizona in 2009.

Nick Georgiou sculptures from books

tumblr.com/tagged/nick-georgiou