Origami Art – Genius Simplicity or Advanced Sophistication

One of the amazing qualities of art is the simplicity of materials, which are further transformed into unique and genius art masterpieces. An artist can turn common clay into beautiful ceramics, he can draw magnificent pictures using charcoal only, and he can create three dimensional figures and sculptures simply folding plain paper with no glue or scissors involved… The latter is called the art of origami, and it is the primary theme of our today’s showcase. Origami appeared in 17th century and was soon popularized throughout the world as one of the traditional forms of the Japanese art.

Paper crane has become, perhaps, the most well-known and distinct example of the art of origami. But the diversity of sculptures, which can be created using this unique technique of paper folding, really surprises: scorpions, leopards, swans, foxes, bulls, even dinosaurs and some magic creatures. You will see many of them in the below gallery of origami. By the way, origami is a vivid example of the tight interconnection, which exists between pure art and precise science, as it requires clear understanding of the space, symmetry, and geometric patterns. It is also a true example of wit and inventiveness of humans. After all, isn’t he or she a genius, who can transform a simple square sheet of paper into fantastic 3D sculpture?

CRAB by Sipho Mabona

Welcome to the jungle 2, Collage origami (collab) by Javier Piragauta

8 mm by Jessica Ricci

David Brill Origami Seated Cat by Himanshu Agrawal

Gerard Ty Sovann Origami Bear by Himanshu Agrawal

Pretty Teach Me Wrong From Right by Bethan Phillips


Toshikazu Kawasaki Origami Swan by Himanshu Agrawal

Trilobite Olenoides (take 2 inspired by Bernie Peyton) by Sipho Mabona

Phalacrognathus muelleri II by Sipho Mabona

Seahorse / Cá ngựa by Hoàng Tiến Quyết

Mammoth / Voi Ma mút by Hoàng Tiến Quyết

Crayfish by Sipho Mabona

Cheetah by Ares Alanya

Hermit Crab by Ares Alanya


My soul is in the sky by Rebecca Tabor Armstrong

Escorpion (Scorpion) by Nicolás Gajardo Henríquez

The Dance by Hoàng Tiến Quyết

Foxes / Cáo by Hoàng Tiến Quyết

Buffalo / Trâu by Hoàng Tiến Quyết

Manticore by blue paper

Cyclommatus metalifer 2.0 by Emre Ayaroglu

triceratops by Emre Ayaroglu

Onitsuka Tiger by Sipho Mabona

Bull Moose by Phillip West

FOX by Roman Diaz

May the Autofocus be with you by straightfromthecask

little bird by Emre Ayaroglu

Tow Mater by ~mC Black Scorpion ~mC

Ancient Dragon by Sipho Mabona

Blue Bar Pigeon by Seth Friedman

Lion / Sư tử by Hoàng Tiến Quyết

Clydesdale Horse by Quentin Origami

Holstein Cow by Roman Diaz

Unicorn by Roman Diaz

Mens et Manus II Origami by Brian Chan

Arm by Sipho Mabona

Ant BP by Sipho Mabona


Inflatable Piggy by Roman Diaz

Roc by Roman Diaz

Hippocampus by Phillip West

Origami Jedi by Phillip West

Tyrannosaurus Rex 1.1 by Ares Alanya

Zoanoid Dragon by Shuki Kato

Scorpion by ~mC Black Scorpion ~mC

John Montroll Origami Elephant 1 by Himanshu Agrawal

caballo by Emre Ayaroglu

Blue Jay by Roman Diaz

Nativity of Jesus (inspired by Giang Dinh) by Sipho Mabona

FRACTAL by Roman Diaz

Ornitorrinco (Platypus) by Nicolás Gajardo Henríquez

Rafael [TMNT] by Nicolás Gajardo Henríquez

Fossilis – XXVI IX MMIX by Andrea Russo

Hippocampi by Phillip West

SPDTE by Sipho Mabona

Pig by Quentin Origami

White Rhino by Quentin Origami


The White Bull of Heaven by Joseph Wu

Spartacus(v1.0) 2 by Leo Lai

Mini Origami! by Shuki Kato

tiny frog by Emre Ayaroglu

shachihoko by Emre Ayaroglu

Dwarf by Phillip West

Oso polar (Polar bear) by Nicolás Gajardo Henríquez

Gorilla by ~mC Black Scorpion ~mC

Origami Masters Exhibition by Eric Joisel

Minotaur by Phillip West

Fauno/Pan closeup by Sipho Mabona

Fiery Dragon by Pak Hei Chan

Grizzly and Salmon by Quentin Origami

Grizzly Bear by Quentin Origami

Aquarius – 2005 by sin cynic

Attack of the Kraken by Brian Chan

WALL – E by Brian Chan

King Cobra de Ronald Koh by Pere Olivella

Lion (take 2) by Joseph Wu

Cicada III by Sipho Mabona


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