Based in Stockholm, American artist Warren King’s beautiful models were inspired by a visit to his grandparents’ village in China, where his relatives had lived for generations. Influenced by stories of migration, broken bonds and reconnection, his new body of work is a process of understanding his cultural background. Drawing comparisons with the Terracotta Army, his sculptures each have their own emotion and fixed moment in time, ordinary lives immortalized in cardboard until that too inevitably fades away. Working with a material not noted for its beauty, King’s figures are lifelike yet abstract, the hollow forms meticulously constructed from glued cardboard.
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