Greg Olijnyk

Greg Olijnyk’s sculptures turn the everyday medium of cardboard into fantastical objects. While this common material would seem to defy manipulation, Olijnyk manages to fashion it into sophisticated shapes and mechanisms. From a set of buildings where you can see crushed beer cans on the roof, to a feather in the hat of a robot samurai, the complexity and detail of his work contributes to a sense of whimsical character and narrative.

Olijnyk’s sculptures are constructed without plans. He doesn't use digital 3D software or automated cutting devices. In fact, his primary tool is a scalpel blade. Often, the joints in the sculptures are real and can be moved, and Olijnyk frequently illuminates his work with tiny lights and wires running throughout.

The form of a sculpture usually reveals itself during the creative process, where each element is informed by the...

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