Chris Gilmour is an Italian artist that creates life-size sculptures out of cardboard and glue.
He uses no supporting structure, and no wooden or metal frames.
He uses cardboard to show that extravagant artwork can be created from everyday household materials.
Cardboard is a bland object, something we don’t take much notice of even though we see it every day. But Gilmour takes it a step further and gives life to these sculptures.
Using cardboard as a canvas, it starts out blank. He gets a clear fresh perspective on what he’s going to do without any outside interference.
In an article written by Guido Bartorelli, he says that Chris Gilmour “compares his sculptures to drawing, a way of seeing objects by observing and measuring them. There is a process of deconstruction, followed by the actual construction process. It is in this process of making, in an almost instantaneous and immediate construction, as if Gilmour was using a pencil on a piece of paper, that the subtlety of diversity is embodied.”
Aston Martin (detail)
I think this would be great to decorate my house in. I could have everything I ever wanted, but made out of cardboard. I would keep my cardboard car in the garage, next to my cardboard motorcycle and sit in my house typing away on my cardboard typewriter. And if I needed a break from it all, I'd hop on my cardboard bike carrying my cardboard guitar and sit in the park playing songs for money.
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