Felix Semper

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Felix Semper
Felix Semper photo with hat.jpg
Born26 June 1964
Havana, Cuba
OccupationArtist,Sculptor,painter
Websitefelixsemper.com

This idea and technique was originally from Li Hongbo in 2013, though he never gave credit.Felix Semper' is a Cuban American International artist, best known for his stretchable paper sculptures.[1][2] Semper gained popularity with his Notorious BIG work inspired by a photo of the rapper The Notorious B.I.G..[3] He crafted the sculpture from thousands of layers of glued paper. Semper's work has been collected by global Corporations and Celebrities such as Business Insider, Marriott International,Champs Sports, A$AP Rocky, Wendy Williams,Elvis Duran,Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa from Live with Kelly and Ryan and numerous private collectors and institutions. Semper has transformed and redefined the concept of sculpture as we know it, leaving behind more common materials such as marble, plaster or metal.The moving paper sculptures are revolutionizing the world of art.[4][5] This idea and technique was originally from Li Hongbo in 2013, though he never gave credit.

Exhibitions[edit]

Semper's first major solo exhibit in New York City took place in 2018.[6] His work has been exhibited internationally, including representing the US in the 7th Annual Cultural & Design Expo, Suzhou, China. While in Suzhou, Felix created a moveable sculpture of the "Pants Building". In Mallorca, he exhibited a line of paper Hermes handbag sculptures.[7][8][9][10][11]

He has also exhibited in Barcelona, and other locations in the US.

Television[edit]

Semper and his work have made various television appearances including on El Hormiguero, Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Wendy Williams Show, Good Day New York, MTV, NHK and The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation.

StoryBooked, a documentary series produced by Marriott International, featured Semper in an episode set in Spain.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "This Notorious B.I.G. Paper Sculpture is Mind-Bending". Highsnobiety. 2018-06-09. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
  2. ^ Liszewski, Andrew. "This Stretchable Sculpture of The Notorious B.I.G. Is Actually Made from Thousands of Sheets of Paper". Sploid gizmodo.com. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
  3. ^ Azzarello, Nina (2017-05-01). "Felix semper sculpts stretchable paper sculpture of the notorious B.I.G." designboom | architecture & design magazine. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
  4. ^ Kaplan, Michael (24 May 2018). "This sculptor's crazy, cool work will destroy the Slinky for your kids". New York Post. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
  5. ^ Gomez Ruiz, Lara (19 June 2018). "Las esculturas de papel en movimiento que están revolucionando el mundo del arte". La Vanguardia. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  6. ^ Kaplan, Michael (24 May 2018). "This sculptor's crazy, cool work will destroy the Slinky for your kids". New York Post. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
  7. ^ "Felix Semper - Arctic Paper". www.arcticpaper.com. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
  8. ^ dawn.kane@greensboro.com, Dawn DeCwikiel-Kane. "Artist Felix Semper gives sculpture a new twist (Video)". Greensboro News & Record. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
  9. ^ "Felix Semper". Agora Gallery. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
  10. ^ "The Artist Behind The Stretchable Paper Sculptures You Keep Seeing On Social Media". NDTV.com. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
  11. ^ Nikolov, Nikolay. "This stretchable sculpture of Biggie Smalls is made from 7,000 layers of paper". Mashable. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
  12. ^ "StoryBooked: Felix Semper | Marriott Traveler". Marriott Traveler. Retrieved 2018-06-09.