|Artist / Creator||Leilei Guo|
|Place of Publication||Beijing, China|
|Number of Images||46|
|Image Process||Silk screen prints, hand-cut paper|
|Structure / Binding||Multi-panel cut paper 3D sculpture in hardbound case|
|Number of Pages||92 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||30 x 24 x 3.5 inches, open; 16 × 15 × 1.8 inches, closed|
|Edition Size||Edition of 5|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
These days, the living spaces in which human beings reside become smaller and smaller; the boundaries of regions become blurred and indistinct, and people from different countries and nations live and mingle amongst each other. In the east, we find many Westerners living and working, and in the west, many easterners. In this globalized world and its international cities, people have different skin colors, yet use the same language. Sometimes we even find ourselves not knowing where we are, whether in New York, Tokyo, Beijing or Paris; the old and historic are replaced by the streamlined and international. It seems as if the boundaries of nations are disappearing, day-by-day. In cities everywhere in the world, so many buildings of identical style and appearance are built and rebuilt on a daily basis. As our culture globalizes, people, as well as buildings, will join in this massive assimilation. These changes are like the waves, as one falls, another rises, without stop.
Artist BioLeilei Guo, Born in Beijing, China. Grew up and currently lives and works in Beijing. She once studied in Rhode Island School of Design (USA) in 2006. She graduated from China Central Academy of Fine Arts with a Master's degree in 2008. In 2012, her artists' book Nest-Soho won the 2012 Juror's Award of Artistic Excellence Prize from Krystyna Wasserman, (Curator of Book Arts for the National Museum of Women in the Arts), in USA. The exhibitions she once participated include: "The CODEX 2013 International Book Fair" (Richmond, CA, USA, 2013), "The 12th Biennial Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair" (Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD, USA, 2012), "Diamond Leaves: Brilliant Artist Books from around the World" (CAFA Art Museum, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China, 2012), "Biblio Tech, CBAA Members Exhibition" (Skylight Gallery, San Francisco Public Library, USA, 2012), "Print · Concept, The Second Academic Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Prints" (Today Art Museum, Beijing, China, 2011), "I will cut thru: Pochoirs, Carvings, and Other Cuttings" (The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY, USA, 2010), "Information Revisited, Encyclopedia Britannica Project" (Belskie Museum of Art, Closter, New Jersey, USA, 2010), "The Hybrid Book Fair" (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 2009), and so on. Her work is in the collections of the New York Public Library, Yale University, Rhode Island School of Design, University of California, Lafayette College.