Thursday, July 23, 2009

Invisible Man: Liu Bolin's Camouflage Art

35-year-old Liu Bolin, from Shandong, China, manages to camouflage himself in any surroundings, no matter how difficult they might be.

Liu works on a single photo for up to 10 hours at a time, to make sure he gets it just right, but he achieves the right effect: sometimes passers-by don’t even realize he is there until he moves.

The talented Liu Bolin says his art is a protest against the actions of the Government, who shut down his art studio in 2005 and persecutes artists. It’s about not fitting into modern society. Despite problems with Chinese authorities, Liu’s works are appreciated at an international level.




































Source: telegraph
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20 comments :

Anonymous said...

Where the fuck is the video you jackass?

Anonymous said...

Why all the trouble, dont they have photoshop in China :P

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

that is fake, trust me, there is no way anybody can make a material that makes you inviseble/transparent. he must have just painted the background on tom of him self and photografed it.

Anonymous said...

ofc its fake. hes just painted his clothes like the background. looks pretty cool tho ^^

Anonymous said...

@anonymous at 1:14 that is a really intelligent comment. thank you for sharing your wisdom with us all

Anonymous said...

ahahahaha @ anonymous 1:14, i'm not sure whats better, this guys art or your comment. i lold. you are the future!

Anonymous said...

I thought it was quite obvious that the artist painted himself to blend into the background. These are all photographs that weren't manipulated. And for a person go through all this trouble to proof a point is a lot more powerful than just doing it on photoshop. Just the effort alone is impressive. So to all the people who actually thought this is supposed to make him invisible in real life, or that he's wasting time, please think before you speak.

Anonymous said...

wow! it's ART people!no duh, the person isn't actually invisible. figure it out!

Don said...

@Annon @12:48 PM & 10:19 AM, indeed, I agree. This is fabulous work - I would love to see the originals. The one with the phone booths is astounding. I will have to put Mr. Bolin on my short list, I expect we will see great things from him.

And I must say, it is so nice to see the intelligence of the balance of the audience expressed in such erudite terms. You have certainly confirmed my stance as a cynic on the possible future of mankind.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Don. Cynicism is alive here, too.

Uhhuh said...

Wow we got some seriously intellingent people in here. So you mean to tell me all he did was paint himself like the background then photographed it. OMG! You are a freaking genius!!! Oh yea one more thing. What school did you go to as a child? When I have kids I want to make sure they don't go there!

Anonymous said...

I do believe it never said that he made material or actually has the ability to be invisible. If you actually have the appreciation for art then go ahead and express, but if you simply have a hard time understanding what art is or actually analyzing the meaning behind this artwork, then maybe you should make everyone's life easier and just get the hell out of this page.

If you think this is fake or was even done using photoshop, then I'd like to see some of your artwork. Come on people, stop with all the hatred.

Anonymous said...

Most of the people who are commenting on this link have no clue of the symbolic power of art or the political situation in China. This work is a bold statement on the silencing of individualism in China's hunger for national prosperity. I'm surprised this guy isn't in jail yet.

Anonymous said...

man all that tech went a along way......... they developed some type of machine that can make them almost invisible if they stand still and dont move for hours on end

Anonymous said...

this shit is bananas

p p vagee

Prashant said...

He never said that he is an invisible man...people gave the term as he paint himself in such a way. It's an outstanding art. Even a child can use Photo editing software for such things, but then, where is 'your' creativity..you can't compare his passion and hardwork with any f**king software. He is the best in his profession and commitment...way to go Liu.

Anonymous said...

@Uhhuh, it's good you don't send yor kids to our school, let them be a dumb as you...if we had computer in Picasso's and De Vinci's era, people like would have treat them like you're doing now. Please go and research on Liu before making any comments.

Anonymous said...

hush, and enjoy the art.