Li Hongbo Incredible Paper Sculptured: Tools of Study

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Beijing-based artist Li Hongbo recreates classic pieces of ancient sculpture by manipulating sheets of paper to form a three-dimensional clone of the original art-work.

Throughout his studies he would sketch plaster models like Marseillaise, David, Roman Youth, and Agrippa. Having used them as “tools of study” throughout his years at high school and university, Li Hongbo decided to make these static sculptures come to live, developing a technique that is influenced by his fascination with traditional Chinese decorations known as paper gourds. 

With bonding, cutting and polishing paper, the artist applies a honeycomb-like structure, transforming once mere static and emotionless models into sculptures that can be stretched, reversed, and transformed by hands of individuals. 

 

Li Hongbo
Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery, NY. © Li Hongbo
Li Hongbo
Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery, NY. © Li Hongbo
Li Hongbo
Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery, NY. © Li Hongbo
Li Hongbo
Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery, NY. © Li Hongbo
Li Hongbo
Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery, NY. © Li Hongbo
Li Hongbo
Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery, NY. © Li Hongbo
Li Hongbo
Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery, NY. © Li Hongbo
Li Hongbo
Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery, NY. © Li Hongbo
Li Hongbo
Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery, NY. © Li Hongbo
Li Hongbo
Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery, NY. © Li Hongbo
Li Hongbo
Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery, NY. © Li Hongbo
Li Hongbo
Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery, NY. © Li Hongbo
Li Hongbo
Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery, NY. © Li Hongbo
Li Hongbo
Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery, NY. © Li Hongbo
Li Hongbo
Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery, NY. © Li Hongbo

Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery, NY. © Li Hongbo

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