Shadow of Knives is a brand new series of metal sculpture and installation works from a Beijing-based artist – Li Hongbo. The art work was presented as a solo exhibition at Contemporary by Angela Li. ‘Shadow of Knives’ symbolizes a warning to human beings that they will eventually destroy themselves with their greed and abuse of animals.
Back in 2007, Li came up with the concept around the same time he developed his successful expandable paper sculptures series. He had started his work during his studies at Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts. After graduation with an MFA in Experimental Art, he quickly became popular among young contemporary Chinese artists.
So far, his work has been exhibited at several venues around the world including Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Found Museum, 53 Art Museum in Beijing and the White Rabbit Collection in Sydney.
Check out some of his work in the images below. You can also check his work on Facebook.