Thursday Salute to Originals: Towering Paper Wigs
Asya Kozina and Dmitriy Kozin create elaborate headdresses from paper.
Asya Kozina and Dmitriy Kozin are a creative duo focused on creating contemporary paper sculptures. Their most recent work is an ongoing series of extravagant wigs that illustrate scenes that look like they came from a popup book. From seascapes to elaborate futurism, the towering figures are both intricate and exciting.
The form of the wig-sculptures is inspired by Baroque-period headpieces. Combining this historical reference with contemporary themes, Kozina and Kozin have created something new that fuses history, art, and fashion.
“Our works fell into collections of museums, became symbols of some events related to the history and history of art and fashion,” said Kozina in an interview with This is Colossal. “Our work is perceived not as photo props, but as artworks, sculptures, exhibition objects.”
One of their most recent series was featured by Dolce & Gabbana — an ocean scene of whales and a lobster with its fins and claws woven through the tops of ornate paper shapes.