Chinese artist Liu Bolin has been disappearing for years now. Using his own body as a canvas, painting himself into the background, Bolin creates scenes that are statements about our relationship to our surroundings, and reflections on Chinese artists and their status in modern China.
Beginning as performance art in 2005, his work includes series titled “Hiding in the City” and “The Invisible Man.” Collected below are several of his performances from the past few years.
You’ve to look much more closer in some of these photos to find him!
Liu smiles as he readies himself to blend in with rows of vegetables displayed on the shelves at a supermarket in Beijing.
Here he is getting a glimpse of himself on a mobile phone picture. Everything has to be perfect.
His assistants are making sure he is aligned correctly.
Here he is waiting to finish up a grocery store blend.
Applying the finishing touches.
Now just to get him positioned perfectly.
Don’t worry we have plenty of final versions at the end. We just want you to see the process first…
His team works diligently on the details.
The shoes before he puts them on.
Here he is applying paint to his own forehead.
Hmm, not so impressive from this angle.
And then… mind blown!
This one took me a while…
Image Credits: Reuters/China Daily & Eli Klein Fine Art / © Liu Bolin (Via)