Jim Kazanjian has worked professionally as a commercial CGI artist for the past 18 years in television and game production. His clients list include: Nike, Adidas, NBC, CBS, HBO, NASA, HP, Intel and others. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon. With photographs found online, Jim Kazanjian creates fantastical buildings using a famous software. “I am basically manipulating and assembling a disparate array of multiple photographs to produce a single homogenised image.” he says. Jim uses up to 50 different photographs in one image without shooting anything, it’s just recycling images.
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.
Boston-based freelance artist Daniel Barreto combined houses with trees in a series of lovely photo manipulations titled Woodhouses. Barreto photographed parts of houses around Boston, and superimposed them onto images of tree trunks that he had taken in New Hampshire. The charming Woodhouses were even animated for effect, and resemble fairy’s houses in an enchanted forest.