10 Fun New Works From Paperboyo

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WORDS Michaela Stehr IMAGES @paperboyo on Instagram


We love the work of UK-based artist and photographer Rich McCor, aka Paperboyo, who we previously feature here.

He cleverly cuts out paper shapes and holds them up to landscapes and buildings, creating humorous works of art that often reimagine architecture in a fun way.

Here are 10 of our favourites.

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In 1943 Albert Hoffman accidentally experienced the world’s first acid trip here in Basel. The Swiss chemist was studying the compounds of a fungus to see if it had any pharmaceutical benefits when he somehow absorbed it and went into a “dreamlike state” for two hours. Three days later, on 19th April, he performed a self-experiment with a bigger dose. When he started to feel the effects he asked his lab assistant to help him get home. It was wartime and no personal cars were allowed on the road, so they erratically cycled bikes back to Hoffman’s house. Since then the 19th April has become known as Bicycle Day and marks the very beginnings of the psychedelic age @baselswitzerland #loveBasel @myswitzerland #inlovewithswitzerland #ad

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Back in Spring I spent a week in Rotterdam to explore the City & give a talk with @traverseevents. I’d always wanted to visit because it’s famed for it’s contemporary architecture (and for having a good vibe). I loved it. I spent the whole week saying to myself “I could live here”. Slightly annoyingly though quite a few of the ideas I had for cut-outs just didn’t work- I had concepts lined up for the Erasmus Bridge, Market Hall, Photo Museum and Central Station but none of them quite worked or looked good enough to share. Maybe some day I’ll do an IGTV about the ideas I’ve had but that didn’t work out. Speaking of IGTV I’ve just uploaded one about my stay on SS Rotterdam, which is somewhere I’d thoroughly recommend staying if you’re ever doing a trip here @rotterdam_info @ssrotterdamofficial #Rotterdam #Holland

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Stadthalle & Sheep Mashup #Chemnitz #Saxony #Germany

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