Mar Cerdà’s paper art inspired by Wes Anderson

March 31, 2016

The possibilities of paper craft are endless; from delicate pattern work to impressive, out-of-this-world 3D creations, the humble material can often produce breathtaking work. Barcelona based artist Mar Cerdà crafts the kind of paper art that’s both exquisitely charming and technically impressive.

“I studied cinema, specialising in art direction, so when I had the opportunity to illustrate a children’s book, suddenly 2D wasn’t enough for me,” she says of her path into paper. “I started cutting paper and creating a little house in 3D for the main characters of the story, and it reminded me of my childhood and happy moments playing with my doll house.”

As we grow up, it’s easy to lose child-like curiosity and creativity – something Cerdà says she is lucky enough to find in her work. “It’s awesome to find something in your adult life that gives you the same joy and keeps you playing as when you were a kid, and this, somehow, I think is reflected in the results.”

Producing paper art inspired by Wes Anderson, Cerdà’s cinematic background obviously filters through into her creations. “His sense of theatre and his use of symmetrical and frontal view compositions are some of the most present characteristics in my illustrations, and that’s why Wes Anderson’s films fit very well with my way of illustrating,” she says of the director.

“I’m a big fan of his films. I love his personal point of view, his strong identity in every one of his works, and that he’s capable of creating iconic characters or places in every film.”