Papercuts

As an aspiring mixed media artist, I chose papercutting as foundation for building my artistic direction and identity. Paper is a very common yet versatile medium that can give birth to unique and unexpected art compositions. I draw and cut all my designs by hand using a precision knife.

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The Bestseller: Papercut Celebration Maps

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Abstract Heart Handcut Paper Art | (c) Yang Cuevo
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Woman with Lace Handcut Paper Art | (c) Yang Cuevo
‘Grow’ Handcut Paper Art | (c) Yang Cuevo
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‘Breathe’ Handcut Paper Art | (c) Yang Cuevo
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Conure with Leaves, Private Commission | (c) Yang Cuevo
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‘Resist’ Handcut Paper Art | (c) Yang Cuevo
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‘You Are Enough’ Handcut Paper Art | (c) Yang Cuevo
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Pitbull, Private Commission | (c) Yang Cuevo
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Fox Handcut Paper Art | (c) Yang Cuevo
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Racoon Handcut Paper Art | (c) Yang Cuevo
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Sloth Handcut Paper Art | (c) Yang Cuevo

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Bespoke Pieces

I love receiving custom papercutting requests because they turn out to be artistic representations of things that are very sentimental, personal, and meaningful to my clients. Commissioned art pieces are also special because they make my works truly one-of-a-kind.

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The Bestseller: Papercut Celebration Maps

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Skull Octopus, Private Commission | (c) Yang Cuevo
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World of Warcraft, Private Commission
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Conure with Leaves, Private Commission | (c) Yang Cuevo
Pearl Jam, Private Commission
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Thistle and Finn Company Commission
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Home, Private Commission | (c) Yang Cuevo
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Name and Orchids, Private Commission | (c) Yang Cuevo
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Peacock, Private Commission | (c) Yang Cuevo
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Engagement Photo, Private Commission | (c) Yang Cuevo
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Moxie Iced Tea Company Commission
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The Chicago Reader Commission
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The Chicago Reader Commission

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Bespoke: All About Family

Many private paper-cut commissions were requested as a family heirloom artwork — a truly special piece to be displayed or gifted to loved ones. Here are a few of the family-themed papercutting art that I have created in the past. Each bears a significant story behind them.

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Ukranian Love Letter to Grandma, Private Commission | (c) Yang Cuevo
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“Falima” family triptych, Private Commission | (c) Yang Cuevo
Mother’s Gift to Daughters, Private Commission | (c) Yang Cuevo
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Mother’s Gift to Daughter, Private Commission | (c) Yang Cuevo
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Mother’s Gift to Daughter, Private Commission | (c) Yang Cuevo
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Wedding Lace, Private Commission | (c) Yang Cuevo
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Birthday Gift, Private Commission | (c) Yang Cuevo
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Bride’s Gift to Parents, Private Commission | (c) Yang Cuevo
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Bride’s Gift to Parents, Private Commission | (c) Yang Cuevo
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Music Sheet, Private Commission | (c) Yang Cuevo

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Layered Papercuts and Mixed Media

Working with handcut paper and a few other mediums resulted to interesting compositions that gladly spoke to some people during art shows. Here are some of the current layered artworks that I have exhibited and/or sold. You can always reach out to me for a custom mixed media piece or inquire about the availability of the framed works shown.

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“Ruminations,” layered papercut art | (c) Yang Cuevo
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“Ruminations,” layered papercut art | (c) Yang Cuevo
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“Ruminations,” layered papercut art | (c) Yang Cuevo
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“Cold Spots,” layered papercut art | (c) Yang Cuevo
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“Cold Spots,” layered papercut art | (c) Yang Cuevo
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“Cold Spots,” layered papercut art | (c) Yang Cuevo
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“In Moderation,” mixed media | (c) Yang Cuevo
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“In Moderation,” mixed media | (c) Yang Cuevo
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“In Moderation,” mixed media | (c) Yang Cuevo
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“Under the Tropics,” layered papercut art | (c) Yang Cuevo
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“Under the Tropics,” layered papercut art | (c) Yang Cuevo
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“Under the Tropics,” layered papercut art | (c) Yang Cuevo

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Illustration

My illustration style is often reflected in my papercut designs. I love creating repetitive lines that develop into fluid and abstract images. Additionally, my background comes from being a political cartoonist during my university years. I also enjoy building both subtle and overt textures with paint to create pieces with interesting dimensions.

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watercolor and papercut pieces on paper | (c) Yang Cuevo
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acrylic, gesso, glazing liquid, and pen on canvas sheet | (c) Yang Cuevo

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