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