Past and present collide in Darin Mount’s papercuts of Cambridge and London … timeless city architecture, classical statues, and glimpses of nature provide the rich visual backdrop to his current series of work. Within each image, people stand detached, preoccupied with digital technology - using it as a way to quickly capture or distract themselves from their environment.
Darin graduated from the University of Brighton with a Masters Degree in Illustration and worked as an illustrator and a teacher before returning to the world of selling to private buyers. His current work is a cocktail mix of old and new: contemporary city scenes are rendered in traditional papercutting methods.
Each papercut is securely framed between two sheets of glass, allowing the image to hover, almost magically, in mid-air. The floating image casts a gentle shadow of itself against a white background, altering in intensity as the light within the room changes throughout the day.
Darin lives in Cambridge and much of his inspiration is found in the stunning architecture of the city and the people who visit and work there. Creative influences are many, and include the isolated characters found in the paintings of Edward Hopper, Paul Hogarth’s vibrant city sketches of sixties America, and the delicacy and intricacy of Japanese and Chinese papercuts.
The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £.