"You look really good in cardboard." It's not a compliment we're used hearing, but it might become more common if more people saw Italy-based artist Chris Gilmour's work. For the last decade Gilmour has created life-size replicas of a whimsical range of objects out of cardboard and glue: microscopes, roadsters, guitars, typewriters, drum sets. His work, which exhibited last month as part of the art festival SCOPE New York 2013, lends a palpable degree of nobility to the workaday objects he recreates with it. The intricate detailing of each piece and the nostalgic brown finish invite you into Gilmour's cardboard world- a place, maybe, where there's winking magic in every object, and people pray it never rains.
Images courtesy of Chris Gilmour.
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