London-based painter and sculptor Josh Gluckstein recycles cardboard and other discarded materials into striking lifelike animal sculptures.
Animals have always been a central theme in my artwork. Inspired by my extensive travels and volunteering through Asia, Africa and South America, I have sought to capture the presence of some of the most majestic animals I have seen by creating life-size sculptures, often made from found and recycled materials. I have continually strived to make my practice more and more sustainable, and my new collection is made entirely of recycled cardboard and paper. Its accessibility and versatility allows me to bring the animal to life and capture their character and intriguing beauty while creating zero waste. It’s my ambition to raise awareness for endangered species through my art and contribute to their preservation.Josh Gluckstein