The Process Behind Yulia Brodskaya’s Paper-Based Creations


Yulia Brodskaya is an artist known for her large-scale paper-centric works such as Seeing, Seeshall, and Pull to The Light, which are three of her most recent works, which feature female subjects in a variety of traditional dresses.

Brodskaya’s signature technique of ‘painting with paper’ is a contemporary interpretation of quilling, wherein the artist folds, bends, and spirals strips of colored paper. Rather than densely filling the entire surface with the manipulated paper strips, Brodskaya also incorporates flat fields of color underneath and between each textural element. This two-part technique allows the viewer’s eye to take in the dramatic shapes and shadows.
After developing and evolving this technique over the last twelve years, Brodskaya has compiled a deep dive into her creative process in a forthcoming book, “Painting With Paper”...

She shares with Colossal that her book is not a collection of DIY projects, but rather, her book is “an insight into [her] creative process with practical tips on how to work with [her] methods in various ways of your own.”

Brodskaya’s book is set to publish on September, but you can pre-order now on Amazon. You can look at her multi-dimensional works on Instagram, or see the time-lapse process videos on YouTube.

(Image Credit: Yulia Brodskaya/ Colossal)

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