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Chinese artist Li Hongbo sets up his work "Ocean of Flowers" at Eight One Art Museum in Beijing, China June 14, 2017. According to Li, nearly 2000 sculptures in shape of different weapons, made of hundreds of pieces of brightly coloured paper, reflect his thoughts about desire, destruction, hatred and war. Picture taken June 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee
A Selfless Act No.1, books iron, 75 x 70 x 37 cm, 2015
In his [2016 show at Klein Sun Gallery, Li Hongbo calls our attention to the overwhelmingly textual basis of the world-wide globalized educational system, along with the numerous problems that come along with education systems so dependent on the written word and so lacking in meaningfully experiential components. Li has several sculptures of placid, expressionless students carved out of stacks of cheap textbooks and workbooks.
Beijing-based artist Li Hongbo recently unveiled Shadow of Knives, an incredible series of carved silhouette sculptures exhibited in his solo show at Contemporary by Angela Li in Hong Kong. Intricate, precisely cut animals, humans, and skeletons rise from knives like shadows, leaving behind corresponding negative
Li Hongbo, Ocean of Flowers, 2012