Chinese artist and paper master Li Hongbo’s mind blowing, accordion-like paper sculptures, inspired by both traditional folk art and Li’s time as a student learning to sculpt, challenge our perceptions. On closer inspection, the sculptures of Li Hongbo just look like plaster. But they aren’t as simple as it. These large replicas of classical busts are made of 100% paper, impossibly carved by hand. When you pull at it, the paper seems endless. To understand better, just watch the videos below.
Li Hongbo currently has an exhibition called “Tools of Study” showing at the Klein Sun Gallery in New York. It is his first solo show in the United States. For those, who doesn’t have chance to visit, enjoy the photos and videos.
Li Hongbo: Statues in Motion
Li Hongbo / Tools of Study at Klein Sun Gallery
Via: Klein Sun Gallery