Niege Borges is graphic designer from Porto Alegre, Brazil, currently residing in Brooklyn. You might know about her for her amazing infographic designs. However, when your eyes become sore from the screen you might want to direct your creativity towards more traditional approach. That is exactly what young and talented Niege did. Old school botanical posters and illustrations, she finds very inspiring, motivated her to design her own series of Paper Cut Botanical Studies. By combining art and nature she created this unbelivable paper art series.
I am passionate about everything that has some kind of beauty and I always want to create something, even if it’s just a small thing for myself. My art is bold, colourful and hopefully will make people smile.
I always loved old instructional and botanical posters, I also like Ernst Haeckel’s work a lot. For my art (I have to specify that because I also do graphic design work) I am inspired by nature, folk art, the use of bold colours in art and design. Much like Yayoi Kusama, Marimekko and many more. I started doing this botanical series because I thought it would be fun to mix these references in one thing, to portrait botanical studies in a whimsical way using bright colours and reinterpreting nature.
Works that are tactile and have some dimension to it I really love. I wanted to work with paper for a while now because of that and also because I spend a good amount of time on the computer doing my graphic design work and it feels good to take a break from that to do something very tactile. With my botanical series I want to convey the idea of a collection of plants, as if a botanist collected all those flowers somehow, so using paper was the ideal to create that feeling, although is not my intention to create realistic plants.
I am planning to experiment with new formats and mediums. In addition, I intend to open an online store to sell some of my botanical studies.
Paper Cut Botanical Studies, and much more!
Most of us love biology. Secret world of plants and animals is never-ending source of inspiration. Niege’s paper art was an amazing, artistic view of a botanical study of beautiful silent creatures we all love. To see more of Niege’s work and daily activity you can follow her on Instagram. Finally, feel free to share your thoughts on this paper art collection in the comment section bellow.
Visual content courtesy of Niege Borges.