DAILY DOSE OF ART

As prescribed by Paulina Constancia

Dose #32 – Flex Your Mind

Today, art that I consider a visual pun to flexing our brain muscle and to being open-minded…

We continue with Statement of the HeART at Art Stage Singapore
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Dose #32: Flex Your Mind, the “Bust of Agrippa” by Li Hongbo

Spotted at: Eternal Art Space, Art Stage Singapore 2015

The Idea: compacting and sculpting accordion paper 

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“Bust of Agrippa”
Paper Sculpture by Li Hongbo
55x40x35 xm, 2014

 

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-watch the head stretch…

 

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-and stretch even more…

 

About Li Hongbo’s Work

“Li Hongbo’s works are characterized by their unique media- paper and glue. Initially inspired by the idea of tradition and ubiquity that paper embodies, Li creates a hidden element of surprise in his paper sculptures that stretch in infinitely many ways. The static and emotionless state of the sculptures transform into unpredictable images, ultimately accentuating the difference between restriction and freedom.

Each bust comprises roughly 7,000 to 8,000 sheets of white paper stacked on top of each other. They are glued manually in a honeycomb structure, allowing the resulting sculptures complete flexibility and sturdiness.” – Info via WIKI

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Chinese artist Li Hong Bo
Image from Wiki

Watch this video about  Li Hongbo – the former book editor whose fascination with one material has gone to artistic extremes.

 


rx-logo-11So do… take inspiration from artist Li Hongbo’s  fascination with paper and his passion and dedication to exploring its many creative possibilities…

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