Chinese paper sculptures stretch imaginations
The line of pure white busts sitting in Li Hongbo’s Beijing studio could be found in any art classroom around the world. But when the Chinese artist places his hands on one, what had seemed like solid plaster transforms into a live, amorphous mass. They are neither plaster nor clay, but thousands of fine pieces of paper.
His exhibition ‘Tools of Study’ at the Klein Sun gallery in New York has earned him plenty of attention across the Pacific since it opened on January 9th.