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Chris Gilmour - cardboard art
British artist Chris Gilmour, 34, creates amazing lifelike art using just cardboard and glue. His works range from an Aston Martin DB5 and Fiat 500 to a Harley-Davidson. The objects are so realistic that during past exhibitions people have tried to interact with them as if they were real items, just covered in paper. Trying to sit in the Aston is not recommended!
Gilmour has taken recycling to another level, creating his lifesize art from used and discarded boxes found on the street. Many of the works even feature some of the old branding as a token reminder of the packaging's mundane past life.
Based in Italy, Gilmour started his cardboard art by experimenting with small domestic items, such as coffee pots and a typewriter, before moving on to larger, more complex projects like the Lambretta motorbike and Ford Hot Rod.
The artist creates his support-structure-free creations using just two components - boxes and adhesive. "I like the idea of concentrating on the material in its "natural state" and playing with the idea of these beautiful objects represented with a material from the waste basket," he explains.
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