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Himanshu Agrawal at HSBC Jade’s Passions and Perspectives

Origami artist presents large scale work at National Gallery Singapore

Feb 03, 2018 | By Art Republik


Original origami artwork by Himanshu Agrawal. Image courtesy the artist.

Himanshu Agrawal presented his origami artwork in Singapore for the first time at HSBC Premier’s Passions and Perspectives on 1 February 2018. Held at National Gallery Singapore, the Origins of Luxury event was an exclusive Chinese New Year celebration for HSBC Jade, HSBC Premier’s invitation only membership programme.

Portrait of Himanshu Agrawal. Image courtesy the artist.

Agrawal specially created an origami sculpture measuring over two metres for the event.

Himanshu Agrawal, ‘origami abstract sculpture’, 2018, 220 x 100 cm. Image courtesy the artist.

The artist devised a blueprint utilising the mathematical Fibonacci sequence,  which required over 100 hours for construction. The sculpture was inspired by the auspicious number “8” and is reminiscent of the peony, the lucky flower for the Year of the Dog. The peony, symbolising symbolizes longevity, loyalty, happiness and eternal beauty, was also the key design element on the HSBC Premier Banking 2018 red packets.

Original origami artwork by Himanshu Agrawal. Image courtesy the artist.

Based in Mumbai, India, Agrawal is an origami practitioner with a signature style of monumental origami and expressive sculptures. Since he started his practice in 1898, Agrawal has set five world records for large-scale origami. His sculptures have been installed at art shows and events internationally.

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