The art of being invisible: Hidden Liu Bolin’s amazing illusions
Posted August 6, 2009on:
By Greig Box Turnbull 23/07/2009
We’ve heard of being totally immersed in your work… But artist Liu Bolin’s amazing talent sees him blend so completely into his scenes he is almost invisible.
Liu, 36, of Shandong, China, spends up to 10 hours a time being painted so he perfectly matches the background.
Spots he has chosen in China and the UK include a phone box, a cannon and even earthquake rubble.
Some people walking past have no idea he is there unless he moves.
Liu calls his Hiding In The City series a “protest against the state” for cracking down on artists. He’s one artist they might struggle to find.