Papirmass May 2017 Subscription Box Review

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Papirmass is a monthly art print subscription. Each month, you’ll get an art print to satisfy your art and cultural curiosity – delivered right to your doorstep. You’ll never have trouble adding a new art print for your collection since Papirmass is the perfect way to discover new and upcoming great artists. It ships worldwide (with free shipping!) from Canada!

The DO NOT FOLD on the envelope should mean no more creased art but my mail person didn’t get the memo this month, however, a few hours under a stack of heavy books corrected the issue.

The prints are wrapped in custom-printed rigid mailers perfect to protect the print from awful weather. There’s also an invitation to share our personalize print display on social media.

This month’s artist is Alvaro Penalta from Barcelona, and we received a card with information about the artwork and a short interview with the artist. His highly stylized, technicolor installations are hand made.

This months print in called “Ratio.” I love that even though it’s kind of busy, the colors pop and jump off the page. For me this represents that no matter how structured life can be you must be open to a little spontaneity, so things never get too boring.

On the back side are suggestions for displaying my new art and a few questions to help me get the full effect of art appreciation. These two little details really help bring this subscription up a notch. It’s also kind of fun to check out their social media to see what others are inspired to create from the art that is showcased each month.

This quote from Brian Eno, “stop thinking about artworks as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences” is wonderful. I like the reminder that just because the artist might look at something as good, bad or indifferent doesn’t mean that someone looking at it isn’t moved toward an new and exciting adventure. I’ve actually placed this by my artistic spouse’s work space so he doesn’t forget his art matters.

Papirmass continues to bring amazing art and new artists to my doorstep month after month. I like the questions to help with my art appreciation. Sometimes, I wish I understood the questions better, but it’s a challenge that I’m enjoying. Thanks to Papirmass, I will never have boring walls again or a lack of conversation!

What did you think of this month’s prints from Papirmass?

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