I’m a huge Matthew Shlian fan. His work takes paper engineering (which I love is even a thing) to such a beautiful level, and each series seems to explore something different and more exciting. Matthew’s latest collection, Extraction, is a continuation of his collaborative series with Ghostly. These new pieces explore the idea of moving through space but within the constraints of a square foundation. I love the subtle motion he achieves just with paper shapes; it’s the sort of artwork that would make you stand and look for a long time. Extraction is available in three unique combinations right here, with each style produced in limited editions of 30 white and 5 black pieces.
To celebrate their latest release with Matthew, Ghostly collaborated on a feature video of Matthew talking about his process in the studio. Ann Arbor-based director and producer Jakob Skogheim captured some awesome time-lapse footage of Matt working on several pieces, including one from the new Extraction series. The music is provided by Ann Arbor artist Shigeto. Click here to check out and shop the collection online and hit “play” below to watch the video of Matthew’s work and process. Thanks, Brian! xo, grace