Francisca Prieto, Graphic Designer and Artist, London
What a wonderful mashup of subject matter and technique that we found in London based artist Francisca Prieto. Her paper-folding series, Between the Folds, is just beautiful. With a fascination with typography, she deconstructs type to create her own three-dimensional interpretations of the things that interest her such as books, clock, maps, etc. Originally trained as a graphic designer Francisca takes a mathematical approach, which can be seen through the grids and systems applied to each piece she creates.
Her latest and ongoing series Between Folds, brings together many of her passions and explores the deconstruction of rare illustrated periodicals and books using modular structures and typographical elements. A hidden narrative emerges in each work through the connections that Francisca makes both in terms of the structures she uses, and the conceptual connections of the images and text selected.
For more on Prieto’s paper-folding series visit her on the web.