Mar 24, 2011

Invisible Man

Chinese artist Liu Bolin spends up to 10 hours being painted by world famous painters so that he can fully merge with his surroundings in hopes of becoming invisible by occupied passersby. Critics have called him a fraud and a cheat but the pictures below is the result of painstaking hours of patience, intricate painting, and most of all, a higher level of creative innovation.

Waldo just throws on his striped red-and-white outfits then sits among thousands of village idiots and waits to be found. Liu never wears the same outfit twice and is a self-sufficient, one man show. Need I say who wins? New and improved. Primped then polished.

"In a series of mind-boggling pictures Liu melts into any background, almost entirely invisible in front of red phone boxes, Chinese flags and even earthquake rubble.

It means people walking by while he is carrying out his performance often have no idea he is nearby until he moves away. Liu said he wanted to show how city surroundings affected people living in them and how.

He said the inspiration behind his work was a sense of not fitting in to modern society and as a silent protest against the Government's persecution of artists"


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