Night Runners, Box Stories by Gatz.
"Miniature art and grandiose destinies in a box.
Inspired by 1/87 scale model figurines, Gatz created his first Box Story in December 2010 as a gift to his girlfriend. Self-taught, encouraged by enthusiastic feedback on his boxes, he has enjoyed setting up miniature characters in grandiose situations ever since.
Gatz has always been keen on jewel cases-objects, such as music boxes, cuckoo clocks and artist Joseph Cornell’s boxes. Being a great admirer of Japanese aestheticism, he sets up his scenes in sober, uncluttered atmospheres, and works with selected materials: wood, polystyrene, foam sheets and paper. Gatz likes to divert the figurines from their original functions, by shaping them a tailor-made destiny. The humoristic and poetic moments he captures in his boxes and glass domes are enlightened by their titles.
Each Box Story is a limited-edition piece handcrafted by Gatz in Paris.”