Andrew Ooi is a self-directed Canadian artist, whose practice centres around Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding. His sculptures and paintings have been recognized in both the design and art world – from Toronto, Canada to Jyväskylä, Finland – and, including publication in Illuminate Contemporary Craft Lighting (Bloomsbury Publishing) and 1,000 Product Designs Form, Function, and Technology from Around the World (Rockport Publishers). Andrew is most at home when his life is in pieces: thousands of fine papers he can freely colour, fold, form, and fit in striving to reify the art of nature, and the art of origami.
"My art has always been about three distinct elements: architecture, space and mood. These three elements have always been in service to one fundamental idea: perception. I do this in an effort to challenge the idea of art as object, and introduce art as a way of re-examining the way we see things, and in a broader sense, how we see and create our reality."