Defined as a paper lace-maker, Valentine Louafi made papercutting her speciality.
An ode to minimalism that requires steadiness, patience and an ounce of perfectionnism, as "painting" with a blade doesn't give room to any mistakes. Her papercuttings offer a surgical precision combined with intricate and stunningly expressive portraits.
My work has always been drawn to the representation of silhouette due to its delicate sharpness. Its complex simplicity and strong contrasted nature evokes endless depth and meaning