Hari & Deepti are Denver, Colorado-based creative couple artists who presented stunning hand-cut paper works as part of SCOPE NY art show by Black Book Gallery. Each of them brings to the table different skill sets.
Harikrishnan Panicker is an illustrator as well as a trained graphic designer while Deepti Nair specializes in paper cut art. They started to incorporate light to their piece right after the did some experiment in paper cut shadow boxes in 2010. By adding flexible LED strip lights to their intricate paper art, their unique style is now famous and gain much attention.
They once said, "Paper is brutal in its simplicity as a medium. It demands the attention of the artist while it provides the softness they need to mold it into something beautiful. It is playful, light, colorless and colorful. It is minimal and intricate. It reflects light, creates depth and illusions in a way that it takes the artist through a journey with limitless possibilities.”
“What amazes us about the paper cut light boxes is the dichotomy of the piece in its lit and unlit state, the contrast is so stark that it has this mystical effect on the viewers.”