Li Hongbo. Paper classicism


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.




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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