Mindblowing Morphing Paper Sculptures Exhibited in NYC Chelsea Gallery
At first glance, the sculptures sitting in New York’s Klein Sun Gallery appear to be impeccable recreations of Greco-Roman porcelain masterpieces.
Seconds later, the gallery’s Assistant Director, Amy Purssey, is stretching and twisting what looks like the solid, chiseled cheekbones of Michelangelo’s David into a giant slinky.
‘They’re inspired by Chinese lanterns,’ Miss Purssey explained to MailOnline of the flexible sculptures, created by Chinese artist Li Hongbo using layers-upon-layers of glued paper.
‘Strange and unsettling are just adjectives used by some individuals,’ said Mr Hongbo. ‘People have a fixed understanding of what a human is … So when you transform a person, people will reconsider the nature of objects and the motivation behind the creation. This is what I care about.’
Tools of Study will be on view at Klein Sun Gallery until March 2, 2014.