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Kris Trappeniers| kristrappeniers (Belgium) - Papercut#20

Kris Trappeniers is a Belgium based paper sculptor and stencil artist. From his ballpoint drawings, he cuts and creates sophisticated stencils for use on various mediums such as vinyl, canvas, wood, wall… Also active in street art, he shares his work and inspiration on his Flickr & kristrappeniers.tumblr.

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Kris Trappeniers is an urban and stencil artist who currently resides in Belgium. Studied art history and advertising art at the academy of Leuven (SLAC).

Versatile and experimental approach to stencil, inspired by traditional Japanese papercuts (kiri-e), anti-pop culture in the eighties and the arts & crafts movement of the 19th century.
Stencil and papercut design is based on small intricate ink drawings, often the stencil is used just once (as opposed to serigraphy), afterwards the pochoir is colored with acrylics and ttransforms into a decorative artwork itself. This cycle forces the artist to continuously come up with new designs and run through the cycle again.
The process from drawing to finished work is completely analogue, without the use of software or photo filters. Some designs involve more geometrics, resulting in analog halftone designs with a ‘trompe l'oeil’ effect. 

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Kris Trappeniers is a stencil artist based in Belgium.

He cuts out his ballpoint drawings by hand, creating intricate stencils for use on vinyl, canvas, cardboard, wood and walls.

His influences range from Ernest Pignon-Ernest to Swoon and C215; from Jackson Pollock to baroque painters such as Caravaggio and Velázquez.