Riu's Paper Art Pieces are Painless Papercuts @mr_riu

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Japanese paper mandala and zentangle artist Riu crafts some insanely detailed creative cutouts.

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Riu's beautiful artwork works thick, stiff paper into incredible shapes and patterns, one careful cut at a time.

Each of his creations curves clear, empty space around paper with perfect precision, making for imagery so thorough and full, it'll fool you into thinking it's reality.

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Riu's gorgeous artwork really pushes the boundaries of the art form, sometimes taking on patterns and shapes so fine and intricate, they seem nearly impossible to cut into being. But, clearly Riu thinks otherwise! Check out his art below.

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