Snipperfabriek is a Belgian-based graphic artist creating in a variety of mediums and supports including spray paint, acrylics, ballpoint, paint markers, collages, hand-cut paper and stencils.
Snipperfabriek is an autodidact, using a versatile and experimental approach to stencil, inspired by traditional Japanese papercuts (kiri-e) and the classic figurative masters.
Stencil and papercut design is based on small intricate ink drawings, often the stencil is used just once (as opposed to serigraphy), afterwards the pochoir is colored with acrylics and turns into a decorative artwork itself. This cycle forces the artist to continuously come up with new designs and run through the cycle again.
The process from drawing to finished work is completely analogue, without the use of software or photo filters. Latest designs involve more geometrics, resulting in analog halftone designs with a ‘trompe l’oeil’ effect.
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Snipperfabriek’s publications at Dr. Hurley’s Snake-Oil Cure can be found here.