Tuesday, November 17, 2009

urban camouflage...

I am always browsing blogs and the Internet for information to share with our readers. Gary Lord sent me an e-mail that spurred this little art adventure that took up nearly half a day. It is fascinating body paintings done by Liu Bolin of Beijing. I find his "body of work" has in interesting message. Click on the photos to enlarge.





The artist, Liu Bolin is a young Beijing based artist who has exhibited primarily in China. Recently, he finished up a show at Eli Klein fine art in New York showcasing a variety of his pieces including some form the above 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.

Liu Bolin of China paints people into, or out of, photographs.

‘Camouflage’ 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.

Read about this series of work at Galerie Bertin-Toublanc.
some of the above info from www.thedonutproject.com

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