Liu Bolin, now you see him…


10/04/2011 by Sarah Ritchie

Liu Bolin Camouflage Series

Liu Bolin Camouflage Series MontageIf you suggested to Liu Bolin – a Beijing-based artist – to “blend in”, he would probably take your advice seriously…literally even! Liu is like the “Where’s Wally” of the art world.

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.

The photo (above) is my favourite from his “Camouflage” series…can you IMAGINE how difficult replicating that background would have been?! Unfortunately I can’t find a website for Liu Bolin, but if you click on the small montage to the right, you will see a whole array of his work. Truly, painstakingly, mind-bogglingly amazing (the front end loader had me scratching my head for a few seconds!).


2 thoughts on “Liu Bolin, now you see him…

  1. Liu Bolin has been doing his Hiding in the City series since 2005. It started as a political commentary on the tensions between the Chinese government and their people and the identity an environment gives an individual and vice versa. Liu Bolin will be exhibiting at Eli Klein Fine Art in New York from June 29 – August 28, 2011. Eli Klein Fine Art represents him exclusively in North and South America. More images can be found on

  2. Sarah Ritchie says:

    That is really interesting to know, and thank you for the information about the exhibition!

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