paintings on deconstructed boxes

Remember when *deconstructed* was the buzz word of the day? I don’t see that word out there so often these days, but it does describe what I have done with the commercial product boxes I used as supports to paint on in the examples below.

I pulled apart, or deconstructed various three-dimensional cartons or product boxes without tearing. Once flattened, I joined two or more boxes together to make a support for painting experiments. There are at least four butter boxes joined in this first example, with most traces of the overall yellow color and deep blue printed lettering painted out. In the various views of the Brillo box painting, transparent paint and unpainted portions incorporate areas of the original box color and lettering into the composition.

Butter box painting #1, mixed media oil painting on paper board, approx. 24 x 14 inches, Marie Kazalia

I am also interested in the different effect the composition has when the form is viewed horizontally.

Butter box painting #1, horizontal, artist Marie Kazalia

Four views of Brillo Box painting:

Brillo box painting #1, mixed media acrylic, approx. 19 x 12 inches, artist Marie Kazalia

Horizontal views present different compositions:

Brillo Box painting #1, artist Marie Kazalia (horizontal view 1)
Brillo Box painting #1,Marie Kazalia, (horizontal view #2)

Inverted vertical view:

Brillo Box painting #1, Marie Kazalia (vertical view #2)

Brillo box painting # 2:

Brillo Box #2, oil pastel and oil paint on printed cardboard Brillo box, Feb 2012, Marie Kazalia

Brillo box painting #3:

Brillo Box 3, acrylic on cardboard printed Brillo box, Feb 2012, Marie Kazalia
Butter box 2, oil paint & oil pastel on printed cardboard, Feb 2012, Marie Kazalia



6 thoughts on “paintings on deconstructed boxes

  1. interesting works. and brilliant thought i must say. something underlined in my works. in an attempt to show all sides of a box, i’m always collapsing the 3 dimensional reality into 2, sometimes even breaking the divisions of outside and inside


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