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Jeffrey Nishinaka  Los Angeles, CA


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About Jeffrey

Jeff Nisinaka moved from his native LA to Pasadena, where he attended Art Center College of Design and first began experimenting with paper art and sculpture. Twenty-eight years later he is a premier paper sculptor with a prolific career and a commercial portfolio including Bloomingdale’s, Galeries Lafayette, Sprint, The Peninsula Hotel, Visa and Coca Cola. Actor and close friend Jackie Chan owns the largest collection of his work.

Nisinake describes his big “Ah-Ha!” moment as stemming from the graphic design and fashion illustration projects he was assigned at art school that involved experimenting in different mediums. “I quickly developed a feel for working with paper and began experimenting with different types, finding ways to shape, bend and round its edges”, he explains. “I wanted to manipulate paper in the least invasive way, retaining its integrity and fell. To me paper is a living, breathing thing with a life of its own. I just redirect that energy into something that feels animated and alive.”

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04.10.2012 @ 8:54 PM

i cant believe its made of paper

Lisa johnston

01.27.2012 @ 11:06 AM

I love this site! Thanks for introducing me to new artists!


11.10.2011 @ 12:42 AM

what a great creation...

Chris naito

10.22.2011 @ 11:31 PM

Breathtaking beautiful. Jeff is a true genius and is truly one of a kind.


08.02.2011 @ 11:54 PM

This is real craftsmanship that conveys such beauty.


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07.13.2011 @ 8:28 AM

Bello, bellisimo


06.23.2011 @ 1:45 PM

I love the detail


04.27.2011 @ 1:49 PM

this is an awesome piece of art, i wouldnt have believed it was paper if i hadn't read your info and some of the comments

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