Melbourne based artist Daniel Agdag will tell you that he makes things out of cardboard. This declaration in no way illuminates the delicate form and eccentric narrative of his work.
Daniel Agdag’s cardboard practice has lent itself to his award winning short films screening worldwide, garnering a ‘Dendy Award’ and AFI nomination. And do note that the work is created entirely from the unassuming medium of cardboard and glue. To say he pushes the medium to its limits is an understatement.
Daniel Agdag’s industrial imaginings are meticulously executed, forming delicate, alluring and often hypnotically complex sculptures. A process he describes as ‘sketching with cardboard’, as they are created intuitively by hand without detailed plans or drawings.
His work has been described as architectural in form, whimsical in nature and inconceivably intricate. It is cut into intricate pieces using a surgical scalpel 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.