Swiss-born artist Mathias Schmied is a master of paper medium. His pieces are based in sketches, photos and illustrations that are richly colored, detailed and then deconstructed. Paper is cut, peeled, swirled and frayed away from pinned-up pinup starlets and provocatively posed magazine models. Schmied was born in Berne and lives and works in Crest, France. His work has been the subject of numerous gallery exhibitions and his 2004 “Venetian Blinds” drawings was included in MoMa’s Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection. [via fabrikproject]