Jessica sent me an email recently, explaining illusions she found: “I was browsing some internet weblogs, when I came across an interesting body paintings done by Liu Bolin of Beijing. I find it has in interesting message behind it.” When I read Jessica’s email, I quickly checked her submission, and boy, was I amazed. This surely has to be one of the best examples of urban camouflage. I have attached her submitted photos, and you can see all ten of them if you continue inside this article.
The artist, Liu Bolin is a young Beijing based artist who has exhibited primarily in China until now. Recently, he finished up a show at Eli Klein fine art in New York showcasing a variety of his pieces including some form the series ‘camouflage’. The collection is an exploration of human nature and animal instincts which features Chinese citizens painted to blend into their surroundings. The subjects are covered head to toe in paint, camouflaging themselves in front of the Chinese flag, a billboard or downtown Beijing. Last three photos greatly remind of Invisible Cloak, we already covered.