Camouflage Cans by Liu Bolin


If I was asked to think of a single artist who has truly mastered his profession, I surely would’ve think of Liu Bolin. There’s no need to repeat everything that has already been said about this true genius, rather be sure to check #Liu Bolin tag for little bit of history in the making. This time Joey Tillman discovered a new piece by Liu, featured by The Telegraph. It seems Liu even beat himself this time. I can’t seem to realize how you do this kind of camouflage solely using your bare hands and bucket full of paint!? See for yourself!

  • ice_wolf325

    not as good as some of the other ones but still pretty cool

  • Sarah-Jane

    wow! i would love to be able to camoflage myself that well!
    although if i did i would probably jump out on people nearby to make them jump XD

    • im cool like that

      lol me too :D XD i would love to see their faces when i jumped out at them :D 3D CANS !!!!!!

    • MM

      It would be awesome! They would yell, ” Ahhhhh!!! COCA-COLA monster!”

  • max


  • This was a bad-ass one! :D
    Hardly saw him man, took me about 10 sec xD

  • ohmygosh

    that is so cool!

  • debbie

    Its only really the shoes that give his position away!

  • Rickford

    Probably the best camouflage piece I have seen. Love this site. Rick

  • dave

    the pepsi gave it away

  • shady awesomness

    i saw this straight away. yea im just that good LoL

  • HarryPotterFan

    Wow! Amazing! I saw this on my iGoogle app and didn’t even realize he was there until i read the title!

  • HarryPotterFan

    Wow! Amazing! I saw this on my iGoogle app, and didn’t even realize he was there until i read the title!

  • Lizzie

    Amazing! This guys is awesome! :D

  • A Snail

    Shame about this one, I recognised the name Liu Bolin in the openin title, and knew exactly what to look for.

    He needs to put more work into his feet.

  • NeeL

    Aargh!! Focking Ninja!!!!
    Couldn’t recognise him…

  • vipul

    This is one of his best ones. The shoes are a giveaway, otherwise it is hard to detect.

  • jelly

    You, my good sir, are talented
    *clap clap*

  • Erica

    I’m more of a dr. pepper fan myself.

  • michelle

    I love Liu Bolin illusions! He’s AMAZING!!! :)

  • trevor

    that is freaking awesome

  • Bryce

    Wow! That’s remarkable! If it hadn’t been for the shoes, it would have taken me a lot longer to see him. IMHO this is his best one.

  • colin

    wow dats cool
    i just wonder if he paints himself or someone else

  • a person


  • Jess

    that’s sweet! i didn’t notice when it was the little icon at all!

  • Mary Beth

    that is too cool!!

  • This is so freaking incredible. His best yet.

  • Shriya

    True Genius!!!!


    The invisable MAN!!!!!!!!!! LOL Real cool illusion!

  • Michael Gilmore


    • Nina

      Yeah! All of his artistic works are certainly awesome.

  • Great illusion. If it was not for the shoes I might still be lookig for the hidden image……

    • It’s been several hours, why am I still “awaiting moderation”?………

  • awesome!!! to the max! XO

  • I didn’t notice anything until I read Liu’s name in your introduction. This is truly well done.

  • servilan42

    Just unbelievable!

  • Toby


  • qwertyuiop

    his shoes give it away but awesome anyway

  • gerelynchan

    wew ! ! !
    this is amazing ! ! !

  • Leah

    Hey! There’s a PERSON! I totally didnt see that on the google app…

  • sharon raynsford

    cool thats brilliant

  • Jess

    thats incredible

  • Kellie

    This is so mind blowing! I just love this!!!

  • UniLady

    Cool !

  • Beck Ford

    wow! I was seriously wondering what was so fantastic about this one and wondering why Liu was not in the picture and then i saw a blurred line. This is, by far, his best yet. Thank you Vurdlak.

  • Booker

    If it were not for the feet ……… incredible

  • Care Bear

    Now that’s just downright weird.

  • nockgeneer

    That’s way better than a lot of his other ones. Even blown up it’s hard to really see him. Or at least he’d be easy to miss!

  • sabrina

    thats cool the only thing that kind gives him a way is the feet…. i like it =)

  • Braedon James Poole

    that is so cool

  • Firestorm

    That’s amazing! When I saw it smaller on my iGoolge page, I didn’t even realise what the illusion was until I saw the shoes! It’s beautiful how precise the work is. I love this :D

  • t

    Now I know what I want to be for Hallowe’en!

  • hitya

    this is great

  • Barb

    I would like to see a sideways shot, too.

  • ZL123

    Kewl! I didn’t see him the first time I looked. :D

  • Lol

    amazing, its nearly impossible to see the person if you didnt notice the shoes and the hands.

  • wow can i buy that?

  • Joshua Baggott

    Best Bolin yet, IMO!!!!

  • Josh Dury

    best one yet

  • Valerie

    Fantastic! Apart from the feet this is definitely one of his best. Brilliant.

  • How long does it take for him to paint that?

  • This is probably the BEST Camouflage Optical Illustion I have ever seen. I am fairly new to this website and this is the first Illusion that I have seen by Liu Bolin. I’m sure there are more out there that can compete with this Optical Illusion but I don’t see how anything could top it!!! This guy is AMAZING!!!!!

  • Veggies

    I asked myself a question when I saw that. How long did they take to paint it, and how they make it s AMAZING!Pretty much, no other Optical Illusion can beat this, only if they do the same thing but with more/different cans. Liu Bolin is an awesome camouflauge painter for what I can see.

  • Oh my god,i can see a man in the pic,really really amazing!

  • puniser

    i just loooove this guy’s work .Hes sooo perfect!

  • amazing
    pure genius

  • Daniel

    at first i thought it was just crashed bottle/cans and then i looked properly,it was a guy caumoflaging!

  • 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

  • COW

    OMG hes painted O.O

  • Grace

    His socks give it away

  • mmmm124

    What?All i see is broken cans in the middle>:(

  • me123987645

    this was in our newspaper (we can also buy the New York Times in Starbucks, but I’m talking about our local newspaper).

  • connor

    I SEE YOU!

  • inmyshoes

    Definitely one of his best!

  • Nicool3000

    i did notice him but it is just because of the
    ( )( )! folds on his shirt. ( > < )

  • olivia

    these illusions are s000 easy

  • ninja detected!

  • Justin Bieber

    Wow,I thought he really IS all those bottles of soda!AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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