Kai-Xiang Zhong, a 24-year-old self-taught artist from Taiwan, first gained fame back in 2013 for the incredible Iron Man sculpture you see above, which earned him the nickname “Tony Stark of Cardboard”. Since then, he’s continued to make incredible life-sized sculptures exclusively out of corrugated cardboard, and his collection now features life-sized animals, mythical creatures, and even “It”‘s Pennywise. Read more to see some of his latest work.
How did his interest in cardboard all begin? Well, as a child, he always loved drawing the things he was interested in, such as giant robots, monsters and dinosaurs, thus leading to him making paper sculptures in junior high-school, before graduating to cardboard.
“The breathtaking cardboard sculptures in Zhong’s collection range from detailed miniatures of animals, insects, and monsters, to detailed busts and life-size action heroes and fantastic creatures. But the one that recently drew the attention of his fans was a stunningly realistic bust of Pennywise the clown, made exclusively of cardboard,” reports Oddity Central.