An artist is not deterred by bounds so does art itself. Many times what seems like trash and useless, can be turned into amazing piece of art with little creativity. This is what has been proved by a minority of cardboard artists, who have managed to transform waste cardboard into sculptures, which are sure to fascinate art connoisseurs.
Cardboard, which is ecofriendly and fully recyclable has recently earned its legible space in the art world. More than 400 tonnes of paper and cardboard is produced in the world every year which requires cutting down of trees on a large scale. Thus, in order to save on greenery around the world, it is important to recycle the existing paper waste. Trash cardboard art is an encouraging move on the part of artist to make an optimum use of existing natural product.
Letâs look at five such astounding cardboard sculptures and their creators. Most of these artists have carved a niche for themselves in specific sphere of cardboard art. Many have been inspired by everyday subjects while others have taken lead from nature itself. Some of them are completely involved with recyclable cardboard as medium, and others chose to work in various other mediums as well, apart from cardboard.
1. Corrugated cardboard Art pieces
Designer: Mark Langan
Description: None can beat fantastic eco creations of Ohio artist Mark Langan in sculpturing corrugated cardboard. While his other colleagues using cardboard as medium use plain side of cardboard for their creations, Langan has mastered the designing of textured cardboard. He crafts beautiful art pieces by combining, sticking, and shaping various discarded pieces of card boards he collects from his neighborhood. His masterpieces of cardboard are not inspired by computer graphics but hold uniqueness of its own.
Following the green path, Langan uses eco friendly materials like non toxic glue, a razor knife, cutting edge and a mat for generating his designs. Mark Langan is well known for his mastery of up-cycling. His work is mostly inspired by nature and he is dedicated to cardboard crafting.
2. Life like cardboard automobiles
Designer: Chris Gilmour
Description: Renowned cardboard sculptor, Chris Gilmour recreates automobile designs. He gives new lease of life to used and redundant cardboard through his sculptures. He basically constructs replicas of cars, bikes, engines and other every day objects. His admirers view his work as real objects wrapped in paper packs. Its amazing to watch how dirty cardboard is recreated into exclusive piece of art. Gilmour’s art is description of mechanization and civilization. Unlike Langan, he vividly portrays every day items.
3. Abstract and feminine cardboard sculpture
Designer: Alex Uribe
Description: In the age of popularity of abstract designs, Alex Uribe creates desirable art pieces of cardboard. His completely recyclable sculptures are figurative and organic in nature. His experiments with reproducing female forms in abstract are admirable. Alex creatively uses textured side of cardboard with twist and turn to produce his art form. Without much manipulation in the cardboard piece, he constructs interesting designs.
4. Cardboard arms store
Designer: Sylvie Reno
Description: Not many women love the art of weaponry to the extent that french artist, Sylvie Reno does. A huge collection of cardboard replicas of automatic pistols, Kalashnikov’s and knives adorn her art studio. She chisels and carves her creative arms like mason to get the correct shape. It is possible, to get mistaken for real one, by just looking at her creations. She uses smoother surface of cardboard for her weapon sculpturing. A smooth finishing and minute details are hallmark of her creations. She works exclusively with recycled cardboard. Her other creations include other daily items like tooth brush.
5. The wall Rabbit
Designer: Jozef Sumichrast
Description: Jozef drifted to cardboard art as he no longer enjoyed the creativity from traditional medium. His work is amazing and closer to life. The wall rabbit, his three dimensional sculpture has won him accolades. Created with industrial cardboard, wall rabbit is a sculpture that can be hung on the wall. He also uses shellac and dry wall screws as a material for his creation. The artist takes inspiration from everyday creatures who pass by him that could be human, animal or even angels. Jozef’s life like creations are astonishing pieces of art. Jozef is just not known for cardboard medium but metals as well. His mastery to transform familiar objects into extraordinary is worthy of admiration.