Hiding in front of the camera
February 17, 2011 § 7 Comments
What you’re looking for is often right in front of your eyes. And the best way to hide is to become one with the background.
Liu Bolin’s case is like that, but also totally different. He started painting himself as an act of resistance after the Chinese government shut down his business. Having lost his job, income and social status, he uses these magnificent camouflage portraits as a means to restore his strength and protect himself.
Liu Bolin paints himself and his clothes according to the chosen backdrop and then spends even 10 hours with his two assistants positioning himself in the right stance, until he becomes (virtually) invisible.
See more camouflage art after the jump