Box Stories: miniature art, grandiose destinies
Inspired by 1/87 scale model figurines, he created his first Box Story in December 2010 as a gift to his girlfriend. In his Box Stories, Gaspard Mitz 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 Cornell’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 editions artworks of 12 pieces + 2 Artist Proofs.
Gaspard Mitz was born in 1981. He lives and works in Paris, France.
After New-York and London, Gaspard Mitz participates in the traveling exhibition Small Is Beautiful, in Brussels, until the end of 2023.