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Shadow Knives: Silhouette Artwork Cut from Butcher Knives by Li Hongbo

December 18, 2014

Christopher Jobson

Cheetah, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014 Wasteland, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014 Gaze, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014 Hawk, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014 Hunting, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014 Lotus Pond, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014 Bones of a Snake, Metal, 200 x 38 x 9 cm, 2014 Artist Li Hongbo, whose flexible paper sculptures we’ve admired many times here on Colossal, recently created a new series of silhouette artworks as part of…

 

 



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Li Hongbo: Statues in Motion

February 25, 2014

Christopher Jobson

There’s been a tremendous amount of coverage online and off about artist Li Hongbo’s astounding paper sculptures constructed from stacks of layered paper that can flex and contort into eye-popping shapes. You can read previous posts here on Colossal for more detail about his work, but if you just can’t get enough, you’re in luck. Kid Guy Collective in collaboration with Eli Klein from Klein Sun Gallery, have finally…

 

 



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New Flexible Paper Sculptures by Li Hongbo

February 3, 2014

Christopher Jobson

Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery Filmed by Audrey Kwok at Artstage 2014 in Singapore Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery Currently on view at Klein Sun Gallery in New York, artist Li Hongbo (previously) has an exhibition of new and old work titled Tools of Study. Hongbo is…

 

 



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Li Hongbo Explains His Flexible Paper Sculptures

March 25, 2013

Christopher Jobson

…Remember those wild flexible paper sculptures from last month by artist Li Hongbo? This new video from Crane.tv shows the artist in his Beijing studio where we learn much more about how he makes each artwork. (via booooooom)…

 

 



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The Bizarre, Flexible Paper Sculptures of Li Hongbo

February 4, 2013

Christopher Jobson

What at first look like delicate works of carved porcelain are actually thousands of layers of soft white paper, carved into busts, skulls, and human forms by Beijing artist Li Hongbo. A book editor and designer, the artist became fascinated by traditional Chinese toys and festive decorations known as paper gourds made from glued layers of thin paper which can be stored flat but then opened to reveal a flower or other shape. He applied the…