Earlier this year at Art Stage Singapore, I got the chance to witness some of Li Hongbo’s accordion paper art in action. What looks like a hard plastered sculpture, is really compacted paper that’s been carved into a roman-like bust. You really can’t tell its paper until the man with the white gloves starts pulling and unraveling the head.
His other works in brown paper were exhibited along the wall, stretched out in all directions. For the unflexed parts, the paper almost looks like chiseled & carved wood. I really wish I could have touched the flexing paper.