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Adriana Napolitano

Adriana Napolitano Paper worker
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Italian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 3272628526
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A unique visual artisan

  • • Adriana is originally from Italy but based in Berlin
  • • She defines herself as a self-taught hard worker
  • • The first object she made was a Victorian paper wig

With a special focus on paper crafts, Adriana Napolitano's work is a quirky combination of set design, photography and digital retouching. As a freelance designer, she’s experienced in all aspects of developing and creating crafts for stills and films. With a highly individual aesthetic and great attention to detail, her paper sets and props feature real life characters and often Adriana herself. Take some pop, some surrealism and a dose of craftsmanship, put them in a blender, add a pinch of humour, and that describes her style. “I can work with almost anything, but have a preference for paper and recycled materials. And I love to describe myself as a visual artisan,” she says. She’s based in Berlin but will soon be opening a new studio in Italy, her native country.

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Works

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The Floreptile

This paper and polystyrene flower was created for the Paper Artist Collective Colorplan challenge of 2018. Participants were given paper of a specific colour and had to produce a piece respecting precise dimensions. Adriana chose to express her longstanding interest in organic shapes with this delicate plant, in between a flower and a snake.

Length 20 cm
Height 20 cm
Depth 20

Adriana Napolitano Paper worker
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Camera

Part of the Still Life series, this camera was handcrafted using only paper. It expresses Adriana’s interest in photography and her work as a freelance photographer.

Length 15 cm
Height 10 cm
Depth 5

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Jeep

Part of the Still Life series, these cardboard jeeps were commissioned in 2016. They were fully handcrafted and have functional doors and wheels.

Length 120 cm
Height 80 cm
Depth 50

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Martina May's Kitchen

This 60s-inspired miniature set was designed for Martina May’s Stasera music video. It was fully handcrafted using paper, cardboard, metal and some plastic elements. In total, Adriana was commissioned to make four rooms for this clip.

Length 40 cm
Height 30 cm
Depth 30

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Martina May's Living Room

This 60s-inspired miniature set was designed for Martina May’s Stasera music video. It was fully handcrafted using paper, cardboard, metal and some plastic elements. In total, Adriana was commissioned to make four rooms for this clip.

Length 40 cm
Height 30 cm
Depth 30

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