Peter O. Zierlein

poz* – is the artist tag and signature of illustrator, paper-cutter and recently sculpting artist Peter O. Zierlein. His client list includes The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation and international publications like Berliner Zeitung, Spiegel, Stern, Die Zeit, Le Monde Diplomatique and others.

For the last few years, Zierlein, a native of Germany, has been creating an extensive body of intricate paper cuts. “I draw with a knife” poz* says of his technique cutting organic, round, angular and sharp forms into folded paper to create iconic symmetrical imagery that may be figurative or abstract and represent flowers, leaves, birds and organic decorative natural forms.

These paper cuts become illustrations, posters, patterns, paper cut installations, zines, postcards,
greeting cards, stencils, public art, murals and recently translated into giant sculptural aluminum wall art.

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