DANIEL AGDAG

Daniel Agdag, 'The State', 2016, cardboard, trace paper, mounted on wooden base with hand blown glass dome, 58.5 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm

Daniel Agdag, ‘The State’, 2016, cardboard, trace paper, mounted on wooden base with hand blown glass dome, 58.5 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm. Image courtesy of MARS Gallery

 

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MARS Gallery is proud to present a new body of work by acclaimed artist Daniel Agdag at Art Central Hong Kong 2017. Agdag is renowned for his highly detailed and intricate sculptures made from the unassuming medium of cardboard and PVA glue. His sculptures take the form of fictional buildings, vehicles and industrial machines that reveal an ongoing fascination with modern industry and engineering. Despite their complexity, all the sculptures are sourced from the artist’s imagination and are not based on prior blueprints or plans. In this way, Agdag describes his practice as akin to ‘sketching with cardboard’ as the process of creation occurs completely intuitively and organically.

 

Agdag is an artist on the rise; his cardboard sculptures are highly sought after by Australian and international collectors, and he has a waiting list for his dome commissions. Recent clients include Hermes, who commissioned Agdag to create a work that will tour their worldwide stores. As a local artist, Agdag has also recently completed public art projects at the banks of the Yarra in Abbotsford, and the building façade of Smith and Co in Collingwood (both in Melbourne).

 

Following on from sell-out shows at Sydney Contemporary 2013, Melbourne Art Fair 2014, his debut solo show at MARS in 2014 The Principles of Aerodynamics and Sydney Contemporary 2015, Adgag’s new series of work for Art Fair Tokyo 2016 will be the first time the artists work has been shown in Japan.

 

Agdag’s newest series of sculpture will be sure to impress and delight audiences at Art Cnetral Hong Kong. Agdag is renowned for his highly detailed and intricate sculptures made from the unassuming medium of cardboard and PVA glue. His sculptures take the form of fictional buildings, vehicles and industrial machines that reveal an ongoing fascination with modern industry and engineering. Art Central 2017 will be the first time Agdag will include lighting elements in his work.