Liu Bolin Continues to Get Lost in the Background


Just when we thought he couldn’t outdo himself, artist Liu Bolin is back with a variety of new and mind-boggling disappearing acts. We have seen many of his camouflaging techniques in action here and here, and now he takes us on fresh journeys across walls of graffiti, stuffed toys, and cellular phones. The 40-year old, China-based artist has made quite the reputation for his incredibly detailed optical illusions in which he uses his body as the foundation for expressing his art through performance.

A few days ago, Hiding in the City opened at Galerie Paris-Beijing in Paris. The solo exhibit will run through March 9, 2013 and features many of Bolin’s new pieces. The artist says, “Each one chooses his or her path to come in contact with the external world. I chose to merge with the environment.” In addition to his self-portraits, the artist even branched out to include a scene where he blends a mother, a father, and a young child into red Chinese lanterns in a shop in Beijing. What a memorable family portrait!

If you like his work, you can also check out Bolin’s creative process, here.









Liu Bolin at Eli Klein Fine Art
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