Consider yourself a horror movie buff? Love papercraft art? Then, do we have a show for you. London-based artist Marc Hagan-Guirey has created a highly interesting series called Horrorgami, papercraft artworks dedicated to those haunted houses we all grew up watching. For each sculpture in this series, he takes a single piece of A4 paper and cuts and folds it until he creates a classic horror movie location. Amazingly, he doesn’t use any sticky adhesive or glue. His 13 famous buildings include those you’ll recognize from scary movies like The Amityville Horror, The Exorcist and The Shining. The artist was inspired by the Japanese art form of kirigami, which is a variation of origami that includes cutting paper.
Hagan-Guirey now goes by the name of Paper Dandy. He explains on his website how he fell into creating this type of papercraft art.
“What started off as a hobby quickly grew into an obsession, so much so that within months of starting to make kirigami models I'd resigned from my job as a digital design director to solely concentrate on completing my first series. Luck seemed to be on my side as after only 2 weeks of leaving the safety of full time employment I'd been approached by a gorgeous gallery who wanted to exhibit my work. This really was the stuff dreams were made of. My own show!”
Paper Dandy will be showing his Horrorgami series for two weeks starting on November 1st at Gallery One-And-A-Half in London. Presented with light boxes, the paper sculptures will appear like spooky silhouettes at night.
On his website, he’s currently only showcasing the four sculptures you see here (we included photos of the original movie locations to compare the works to.) “Cutting soon” are the haunting locations in Psycho, Ghostbusters and Dracula, to name a few.
Learn more about the origins of Horrorgami including the inspiration behind it by watching the video, below.
The Addams Family
The Amityville Horror
Paper Dandy website