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The Invisible Man Liu Bolin Strikes Again

April 3rd, 2012 by Tomas | No Comments | Filed in Design

You probably have already seen some pictures of Liu Bolin before (or didn’t even realize he was there) and now he’s back with some more cool camouflage art! For those who missed our earlier posts, see here and here.

Born in 1973 in Shandong and a graduate of Shandong Art College and Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts, Liu Bolin became popular for his mastery at the art of camouflaging himself against virtually any background.

One single photo takes up to 10 hours to prepare – Liu uses himself as a blank canvas, and with a little help from an assistant, he paints his body to merge as seamlessly as possible with what is behind him. The results are incredible – sometimes passers-by don’t even realize he is around until he moves.

Camouflage Art by Liu Bolin (Part I)

Camouflage Art by Liu Bolin (Part II)

The Invisible Man Liu Bolin Strikes Again originally appeared on Bored Panda on April 3, 2012.


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Liu Bolin: The Real Life Invisible Man

October 12th, 2010 by Bored Panda | No Comments | Filed in Design

Meet Liu Bolin, the real-life Invisible Man from China, an artist with the ability to disappear in any surroundings.

Born in 1973 in Shandong and a graduate of Shandong Art College and Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts, Liu Bolin became popular for his mastery at the art of camouflaging himself against virtually any background.

One single photo takes up to 10 hours to prepare - Liu uses himself as a blank canvas, and with a little help from an assistant, he paints his body to merge as seamlessly as possible with what is behind him. The results are incredible – sometimes passers-by don’t even realize he is around until he moves.

While his camouflage artworks are really mind blowing, he’s here with a message: “The situation for artists in China is very difficult and the forced removal of the artist’s studio is in fact my direct inspiration of this series of photographs, Hiding In The City…I am standing, but there is a silent protest, the protest against the environment for the survival, the protest against the state.”

So, let’s take a look at 20 amazing Liu Bolin’s camouflage photos, and if you’d like to have a printable version of his artworks you can find them here. (Sources: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6)

1. Teatro Alla Scala

2. Suo Jia Village – Modern China

3. Graffiti

4. Bird’s Nest

5. Arles

6. Hiding In The City – Telephone

7. City Hiding

8. Forklifts

9. Shooting

10. Hiding In The City No. 34

11. City Hiding 53

12. Hiding In The City No. 2

13. Hiding In The City No. 62

14. Hiding In The City

15. City Hiding 27

16. Hiding In The City No. 31

17. Provisional Wall

18. Car

19. People’s Police

20. Government Finance Information Board

Liu Bolin: The Real Life Invisible Man originally appeared on Bored Panda on October 12, 2010.

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  1. 20 Amazing Examples of Animal Camouflage
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  3. 6 Alternative Uses for LEGO Bricks


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