Posted by: bluesyemre | July 8, 2013

Recycled book sculptures by Long-bin chen

  • New York-based artist long-bin chen is known for transforming books, newspapers, and magazines into sculptures. using locally printed materials (where he is an artist in residence) as his medium, he carefully carves figures from blocks of soft stacked paper–from warriors, to buddhas, to composers. at first glance, the highly-realistic three-dimensional works appear to be made from stone, but upon closer inspection, the viewer realizes the humble material which he has employed. chen’s commentary on social change seeks to connect ideas from the east, where he was born, with those of the west, where he resides.


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