Newspapers and perhaps some discarded books could be a great way to offer new ways to express art and Chinese artist Liu Wei has come up with a dandy creation in the form of skyscrapers and cities. Using recycled text books, he was able to stack them up to produce some impressive looking chaotic cities.
The stacked recycled books are held together with the aid of metal rods. The end result thus looks like a model view of Beijing, where most of the books could hardly be recognized anymore.
The carved pages possess a soft quality, which fuels the feeling of hurried chaos that Wei feels in the construction of new buildings in China. The city sculptures appear to have a lot going on at once, in a mess of construction confusion, much like the constant redevelopment of Beijing.
If you want to check it out up close, the art work is currently on exhibit at Paris’ Almine Rech Gallery until May 16.