Paper illustrations have just been taken to another level by Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker – an artist couple who create paper cut light boxes. Each scene is made out of layers of watercolor paper inside a shadow box illuminated from behind by LEDs.
The end results are a series of surreal narratives that convey intangible traits like motion and time. The couple describes their work: “It is playful, light, colorless and colorful. It is minimal and intricate. It reflects light [and] 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.”