Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal Surroundings

Chinese artist Liu Bolin has been disappearing for years now. Using his own body as a canvas, he paints himself into the background. Bolin creates scenes that are statements about our relationship to our surroundings, and reflections on Chinese artists and their status in modern China. Beginning as performance art in 2005, his work includes a series titled, “Hiding in the City” and “The Invisible Man.” Collected below are several of his performances from the past few years and some of them, you really need to look hard to find him.

Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal SurroundingsHe is truly the master of disguise.

Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal SurroundingsLiu Bolin is painted with the help of his colleagues to blend into rows of soft drinks in his artwork entitled, “Plasticizer,” on August 10, 2011.

Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal Surroundings Sometimes it can take up to 10 hours to get ready.

Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal SurroundingsThis is the Olympic Stadium in Beijing.

Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal SurroundingsCan you see all three of them hidden in this picture?

Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal Surroundings

Wow, this one is really amazing.

Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal SurroundingsThe backdrop in this picture is beautiful and it’s amazing how well he blends in.

Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal Surroundings

And now you know why it can take up to 10 hours to create his artwork.

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