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    Li Hongbo: Ocean of Flowers

Strikingly vibrant paper sculptures from the highly dexterous Li Hongbo

Posted by James Cartwright,

Book designer Li Hongbo spends his spare time nurturing a fanatical interest in paper and its properties. Inspired by the honeycomb constructions of traditional festive decorations in China, Li creates beautiful large-scale installations of vibrant colours fashioned from paper patterns of a more sinister nature than the final visuals would suggest. He also produces impressively detailed anatomical sculptures that can be distorted and stretched to fill gallery spaces with their strange, undulating limbs and appendages. Utterly bewildering and incredibly skilful stuff.

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    Li Hongbo: Ocean of Flowers

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    Li Hongbo: Pure White Paper

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.