Li Hongbo: Bust of Ancient Roman Girl (2013)

With this post, we officially introduce a new series called Snapshot, which features spontaneously and quickly shot short, unedited videos. VernissageTV’s Snapshot videos capture memorable moments and artworks in just one shot. The series starts with a video that we filmed at Art Stage Singapore 2014 at the booth of the gallery Contemporary by Angela Li (Hong Kong). It shows a work by Li Hongbo, a Chinese artist who is known for his stretchable paper sculptures. At first glance, Li Hongbo’s works look like porcelain sculptures. All the more surprised viewers react, when someone takes a sculpture and pulls it apart like an Accordion. The works are inspired by classical masterpieces and traditional Chinese decorations known as paper gourds that are made from layers of paper that are glued together.

Li Hongbo was born in 1974 in Jilin, China. He studied at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China. Solo exhibitions include “Tools of Study” at Klein Sun Gallery, New York, NY (2014); “Li Hongbo – Out of Paper” at Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany (2013); “A Tree” at Mizuma & One Gallery, Beijing, China (2012). Li Hongbo lives and works in Beijing.

Snapshot: Li Hongbo: Bust of Ancient Roman Girl (2013), Contemporary by Angela Li (Hong Kong), Art Stage Singapore 2014.

PS: If you want to know how the sculptures are made, then watch this video.

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