Draped and Shadowed Paper Art – Chris Natrop


Chris Natrop is a very hard-working artist currently living in Los Angeles, California. He makes hand-cut, freehand paper pieces and installations that are mesmerizing and gorgeous. Most of the individual components are hand-cut in the artist’s studio and then custom-arranged for a particular exhibition space. For his works on paper, each piece is spontaneously created without the use of patterns or pre-drawing—this stream-of-consciousness approach is, in fact, the crux of the artist’s practice… Natrop works on enormous sheets of Lenox 100 drawing paper stretched out vertically on his studio wall. Wielding a standard utility knife, he spontaneously cuts away at the paper to create a hybrid of landscape imagery. Here are some shades of his artwork: