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Cardboard sculptures by Chris Gilmour
April 2, 2018
Chris Gilmour is a famous artist and sculptor. He was born in Stockport in Great Britain in 1973, but now he lives in Udine, Italy. The author uses only cardboard and glue to create his incredible sculptures which do not need any legs or carcass. Here you can see some samples of Chris Gilmour’s cardboard sculptures. All of them are made only from cardboard.
Chris Gilmour chooses objects for his artworks by their expressive, symbolic and conceptual qualities. The sculptor does not send cardboard leftovers for recycling. He recycles. In other words, Chris Gilmour transforms boxes into fantastic sculptures. He turns ordinary things into sophisticated material.
All artworks by Chris Gilmour are life-size. These are things we encounter every day. The author created beautiful cardboard sculptures of typewriters, automobiles, bicycles, wheelchairs. Sometimes Chris Gilmour’s works raise religious and universal topics. He makes his sculptures relating to a broader cultural context. The author explains how he chooses objects to portray. He says that the things must revive memories and emotions. They must have connection to our daily experience. That is why cardboard sculptures by Chris Gilmour always interact with people.
These artworks are just clean canvas. Audience projects their own memories and feelings. People give the meaning to the works. So these cardboard sculptures are true postmodern artworks. The sculptures really attract. It seems like they draw to themselves. This interest arouses the desire to touch and use them. Chris Gilmour appealing to classic sculptures’ ideas about the “soul” of material says that his cardboard sculptures have souls as well. He says that it doesn’t matter what material you use and what objects you portray. Both cardboard and a drum in a washing machine can go beyond the triviality and become true artworks.