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Liu Bolin, the invisible artist

Liu Bolin is an artist who is invisible, well he is just visible if you look carefully. He stands in front of iconic landmarks, telephone boxes, buildings, supermarket shelves and then with the help of 2 assistants is painted to merge with the background. The final piece is photographed.


Invisible Artist


article has an explanation of his work and more pictures

This You Tube vid has the artist explaining his work

2 responses to “Liu Bolin, the invisible artist

  1. Eli Klein Fine Art June 3, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Liu Bolin has been doing his Hiding in the City series since 2005. It started as a political commentary on the tensions between the Chinese government and their people and the identity an environment gives an individual and vice versa. Liu Bolin will be exhibiting at Eli Klein Fine Art in New York from June 29 – August 28, 2011. Eli Klein Fine Art represents him exclusively in North and South America. More images can be found on http://www.ekfineart.com.

  2. Pingback: Car shoot with Jeff Ludes and Liu Bolin « Oxford School of Photography

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