Schlagwort: artwork

The Bizarre, Flexible Paper Sculptures of Li Hongbo

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.

Hyperrealistic Sculptures

Don’t be fooled, realistic as he is, he is not real.“ I like to use the human form as a way of exploring the nature of what we consider to be „real“ and how we react when our visual perceptions of this reality are challenged. In our modern society we have become obsessed with our outward appearance, and now with modern technology we are able to alter this in almost anyway we desire. How does this outward change affect us and how we are perceived by others? “ – Jamie Salmon.

Unusual and crazy crochet art by Olek

Olek was born Agata Oleksiak in Poland and graduated from A. Mickiewicz University in Poland with a degree in cultural studies. In NYC, she rediscovered her ability to crochet and, since then, has started her crocheted journey. Olek believes she is chose crochet as her artistic method in order to do two things at once: watch movies and make art.