The Painterly Cut-Outs of Kuin Heuff

06.30.11 Marina Galperina

Dutch artist Kuin Heuff is handy with a blade. These expressive portraits were eviscerated from painted canvases. From afar, they’ve got an Impressionist swirl to them, but up close, they’re extremely detailed and sharp. Heuff is almost infuriatingly crafty — especially to those who can’t even cut out a paper snowflake for shit, waaah — and makes most stencil artists look like hacks.