Dosshaus is the artistic collaboration of Zoey Taylor and David Connelly, multidisciplinary artists whose work ranges across the board with painting, sculpture, installation and performance to photography, film, and video. Wow, say that five times fast! They have an ongoing series entitled House of Cardboard, where they showcase reclaimed cardboard that has been transformed into vintage styled pieces that are either worn or used in these quirky scenes. Each object down to the sewn garments, dining table of paper food, or freestanding camera are all hand painted in black and white and also blueish tones and affixed with glue, giving each piece an old fashioned feel, as if plucked from a vintage animation.
The thick brush strokes found on each cardboard object reminds me of the work of artist Alexa Meade, a new favorite of mine, turning each piece into a freestanding 3D painting, giving them almost a newfound dimension. Below are some old school cameras just waiting to be played with, like Kelly Angood’s pinhole hasselblad. Hey, take my picture!
As you can see, the Dosshaus duo has a truly unique style in the wonderful world of cardboard. On the blog we have seen cardboard transformed into taxidermy heads, worn as a cooky mask, crafted into a oversized piece, or even something as wonderful as miniaturized worlds under a glass dome. Honestly the realm of cardboard knows no bounds and Dosshaus just goes to show another inspiring way to use this recycled medium.
Let’s end it with a little video they created of a paper record player that is also a nice tribute to the late David Bowie.
images and video courtesy of Dosshaus