Ray Besserdin is an internationally acclaimed Paper Sculpture Artist from Melbourne, Australia. Born to artist parents, entirely self-taught techniques of sculpturing dimensionally with only sheet-formed papers, much like bas-relief, he began his passion with paper in childhood, about the time he also become fascinated with nature. Graduating from La Trobe University in Biological Sciences 1982, he immediately returned to his greater passion for art and soon began developing sculpture techniques with paper.
‘The technical brilliance of Ray Besserdin’s work has established Ray as one of the world’s finest and most accomplished paper sculpture artists. Ray’s intricate understanding and complex use of paper brings the medium to life. Full of movement, sublime balance and quality craftmanship, Ray’s dynamic multi-dimensional work displays the visual intensity and appeal that captures the attention of the astute and discerning collector’
Jon Dwyer Dwyer Fine Art - Registered Valuer-Art Consulting Association of Australia
'I carried the sculpture from Sydney to Copenhagen without opening the package sent by you from Melbourne, so essentially sight unseen. Opening it in the photographer's studio 16,000 km's away, days after arrival, was akin to opening a vault. It was amazing to lift it out of its travel case and feel the lightness and to see the delicacy in the detail. All crew in the room were speechless.'
Tony Rice - Head of Design, Travel & Business
Creative Director, QANTAS Magazine Medium Rare Content Agency
'Ray's enthusiasm is bottomless and his passion throughout the job was undiminished. Even when people tried to beat it out of him;) I found collaborating with him to be a joy and the end product was even cooler than what I had imagined.'
''Ray is a very detailed, creative, passionate and committed paper sculpture artist whose works inspire a multitude of emotions when being viewed. It was wonderful seeing Ray's sculpture 'A Mother's Heart' evoke such positive commentary by so many people who came into contact with this artwork installation.'
Joseph Galea - General Manager
'All of Ray's work is simply amazing I just don't know how he does it. Fantastic.'