Li Hongbo. Paper classicism

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Inspired by both Ancient Greek sculpture techniques and by the traditional Chinese art of paper gourds, a type of decorations created from glued layers of paper, Li Hongbo creates startling sculptures that are stretchable and made entirely with paper.

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By juxtaposing the imposing aesthetics of the Ancient Greek sculptures and the lightheartedness of the technique used for Chinese traditional paper decorations, the artist investigates our intimate connection with a work of art and the role of art within the modern society.

Photo credits: Klein Sun Gallery

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