Box Stories: miniature art, grandiose destinies
Inspired by 1/87 scale model figurines, Gaspard Mitz created his first narrative box in December 2010 as a gift to his girlfriend. In his Box Stories, he sets up miniature characters in bigger-than-life scenarios. He shapes tailor-made destinies for his figurines, enjoys making references to the History of Art and tries to make people smile.
He has always been keen on jewel cases-objects, such as music boxes, cuckoo clocks and artist Joseph Cor- nell’s artworks. Being a great admirer of Japanese aestheticism, he sets up his scenes in sober, uncluttered atmospheres, and works with selected materials: wood, foam board and paper.
Box Stories are limited-edition pieces handcrafted by Gaspard Mitz in Paris. They are showcased within a wooden box with anti-reflective glass. Each piece is signed, titled, numbered and dated on the back, and has a hook hanging system.
Box Stories are exhibited in galleries and contemporary art fairs in France and abroad.
Gaspard Mitz was born in 1981. He lives and works in Paris, France.