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Self Series - Elegance No. 1, 2012 © Courtesy of the artist & Schoeni on Old Bailey Street
Self

21-31 Old Bailey St
Hong Kong
China
October 12th, 2012 - November 17th, 2012

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://schoeniartgallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
hong kong
EMAIL:  
gallery@schoeni.com.hk
PHONE:  
852 2869 8802
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon - Sat 10.30am to 6.30pm
TAGS:  
sculpture

DESCRIPTION

In "Self", Li Hongbo’s first solo show in Hong Kong, the artist explores the concept of human identity through the prism of nations or races and cultural expressions with or without borders, such as violence, religion or philosophy. The artist has transformed the material of paper into artworks, playing with its appearance and cultural connotations, making it his artistic language. 

Li Hongbo uses a variety of artistic expressions in Self: either reinterpreting a masterpiece, reinventing his own sculptures of a girl or creating new works that resemble the actual model or not. Three of the works are made from international newspapers collected worldwide in different countries and cities from all continents.