Box art


Art using the box format, Box Art is a genre inspired by the box form, an element in our daily lives, familiar as containers, as a three-dimensional form with or without the possibility to open. The box becomes a vehicle of expression, which can both contain and expand the artist's world. The surface can also become the important thing. Box Art combines many methods: sculpture, painting, printmaking, assemblage, collage, video, audio etc. Box Art artists include Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Kurt Schwitters and Louise Nevelson. A small group of artists headed by Joseph Cornell, the preeminent box artist, have made the box the main vehicle of their artistic production. Written and submitted by Jerry Williams, Box Artist