All the images are made from cardboard ~ boxboard to be precise. They are cut into intricate pieces using a surgical scalpel (blade Nº.11) and assembled intuitively by hand using a plain well known brand of wood glue, without detailed plans or drawings. The process is akin to sketching with cardboard.
Melbourne-based artist and filmmaker Daniel Agdad has been working hard away at his craft of making tiny and intricate models and sculptures out of cardboard, and he is now putting on his very first solo exhibition.
Using the word “intricate” to describe the latest work by Agdad does not sum up the magnitude that is his series called ‘Sets for a Film I’ll Never Make.’ Using mainly cardboard and PVA glue Agdad creates miniature structures and and experiments all off the top of his head. No planning is made and Agdad improvises as he goes along.
Daniel Agdad also happens to be an award-winning stop-motion film maker and you can see his new series of work on display on the 26th of October in Melbourne’s northern suburb of Collingwood.
This is where art is made:
Jeff Lemire - Joe Kubert - Travis Charest - Jack Kirby
Esad Ribic - Daniel Clowes
The awkward phase. The likeness is getting away from me, but the painting is still young. The good thing about the Aquabord is that I can lift back to white and if need be, rinse the drawing back to white. Still learning, but getting the hang of it. #wip #watercolor #brideoffrankenstein #shinhanart #aquabord #ampersandartboards #universalhorror #illustration
FINALLY figured out this Aquabord stuff; and using it to my advantage. The background is pretty close to what I wanted. Now to work on the rest. #watercolor #wip #illustration #aquabord #brideoffrankenstein #universalhorror #shinhanart #ampersandartboards
Started a new watercolor painting (can you guess who?). First time using the Aquabord made by Ampersand Art. It’s a clay board that will behave akin to cold press watercolor paper. I don’t know what to make of the board- I’m so use to watercolor paper. I’ve seen plenty of videos that convinced me of how cool this stuff is- I guess I’ll have to get use to it. #wip #watercolor #brideoffrankenstein #universalmonsters #ampersandaquabord #art
New watercolor painting. Need to fix up some lines and prep the board. #wip #watercolor #universalmonsters #brideoffrankenstein #illustration
“Get that f**king camera out of here!”
These are terrific.