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flexible paper sculptures made up of thousands of layers by li hongbo
feb 05, 2013
flexible paper sculptures made up of thousands of layers by li hongbo



flexible paper sculptures made up of thousands of layers by li hongbo
‘girl I’, 2012 by li hongbo
paper, glue, edition of 1
dimensions compounded 58 x 33 x 27 cm
image still courtesy dominik mersch gallery

 

 

the highly detailed sculptural works by chinese artist li hongbo appear to be made from ceramic at first glance, however, the works are actually created from thousands of layers of soft paper. hongbo creates concertina like structures, that when settled, form the contours of an object – be it a skull, tree or person. upon interaction with the pieces, the objects can be pulled and flexed to reveal the meticulous folding technique implemented to create the work.


the pieces appear to be made from ceramic at first glance, however, the works are actually created from thousands of layers of soft paper
image still courtesy dominik mersch gallery


‘skull’, 2012
paper, glue, edition of 1
dimensions compounded 24 x 16 x 18 cm
image still courtesy dominik mersch gallery


hongbo creates concertina like structures, that when settled, form the contours of an object – be it a skull, tree or person.
image still courtesy dominik mersch gallery


upon interaction with the pieces, the objects can be pulled and flexed to reveal the meticulous folding technique implemented to create the work
image still courtesy dominik mersch gallery


video courtesy dominik mersch gallery, australia

 

 

 

 

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