OF KIRIGAMI "
THE GUARDIAN 2015
Marc Hagan-Guirey AKA Paper Dandy, is a design director, author and paper artist specialising in the craft of kirigami; a variation of origami that includes cutting of the paper.
In March 2012, Marc left his post as Head of Design for a Soho based advertising agency to concentrate on a personal project – Horrorgami. On 31st of October his first solo exhibition opened to a private view. Horrorgami was a collection of 13 kirigami structures based on haunted locations from film and TV. The exhibition attracted attention from respected news, arts & cultural magazines and websites such as the BBC, Wired and Creative Review. By the time the show was open to the public Time Out magazine placed Horrorgami at the top of the ‘Hot List’, naming it the ‘best event to visit in London’ that week.
Since then, Marc has continued working on kirigami commissions for both private and commercial clients. He has created pieces for Samsung Galaxy, The London Transport Museum, Procter & Gamble and Decorex International.
On May 4th 2015 via exclusives with the BFI and then Wired, Marc announced his second solo exhibition “Cut Scene, inspired by Star Wars“. Features and interviews by Mashable, CNN, Laughing Squid, BoingBoing and Taxi soon followed. In the week running up to the opening of the exhibition, Cut Scene was covered by London Live, ShortList Magazine and BBC World News.
Marc's first book Paper Dandy's Horrorgami was published by Laurence King on 2015.