liu bolin self portait of an invisible man Liu Bolin   Self Portrait of an Invisible Man

21 November 2010 – Liu Bolin a.k.a the ‘Invisible Man’ is an exceptional artist from Beijing who has the ability to blend in with his surroundings by painting himself to appear almost chameleon-like in his series of work “Hiding in the City”. Liu Bolin says that his work his inspired by feeling uncared for and a sense of unnecessary in the world and also as a protest against the Chinese government who shut his studio down in 2005. Take look at these photos and see if you can spot him!

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30 Responses

  1. Skip Hire
    Nov 22, 2010 - 03:02 PM

    Wow these are fantastic, like a modern day ninja,

  2. web
    Nov 23, 2010 - 10:31 AM

    Tremendous portraits, thanks for sharing.

  3. techwench
    Nov 26, 2010 - 07:49 AM

    good work
    thanks!!!
    ……

  4. Premier Pixels
    Dec 01, 2010 - 07:42 AM

    Being a part of Las Vegas Web Design,I really like your work.

  5. 神山健治
    Feb 14, 2011 - 05:38 PM

    光学迷彩みたいw~RT @tsukinowa7 @kixyuubann これは!完全カモフラージュ!忍者真っ青 RT @WebDesignMash: Liu Bolin – Self-Portrait of an Invisible Man http://ow.ly/3V3K8

  6. Amane
    Feb 14, 2011 - 05:46 PM

    ホントだ~ これでカンフーアクションして欲しいw~ RT @kixyuubann 光学迷彩みたいw~RT @tsukinowa7 @kixyuubann これは!完全カモフラージュ!忍者真っ青 RT @WebDesignMash http://ow.ly/3V3K8

  7. Suzuki Aruto
    Feb 14, 2011 - 06:00 PM

    RT @WebDesignMash: Liu Bolin – Self-Portrait of an Invisible Man http://ow.ly/3V3K8

  8. Suzuki
    Feb 14, 2011 - 06:00 PM

    RT @WebDesignMash: Liu Bolin – Self-Portrait of an Invisible Man http://ow.ly/3V3K8

  9. 重松成美narumishigematsu
    Feb 14, 2011 - 08:18 PM

    すごっ!RT @kixyuubann: 光学迷彩みたいw~RT @tsukinowa7これは!完全カモフラージュ!RT @WebDesignMash: Liu Bolin – Self-Portrait of an Invisible Man http://ow.ly/3V3K8

  10. 630shushu
    Feb 14, 2011 - 08:45 PM

    @Hi_Inagaki こう云うの好きでしたよね( óٹò) RT @Uyumaru こりゃすげー!確かに光学迷彩みたいだ(笑)→ http://ow.ly/3V3K8

  11. Ken
    Feb 14, 2011 - 10:35 PM

    これは素晴らしいなぁ。@kixyuubann: 光学迷彩みたいw~ RT @WebDesignMash: Liu Bolin – Self-Portrait of an Invisible Man http://ow.ly/3V3K8”

  12. BP@究極映像研
    Feb 14, 2011 - 11:14 PM

    この空気の読み方、只者でない!数十枚の写真、コンビニがツボでしたw。@kixyuubann 光学迷彩みたいw~ RT @WebDesignMash Self-Portrait of an Invisible Man http://ow.ly/3V3K8”

  13. Go HaseGawa
    Feb 15, 2011 - 12:39 AM

    RT @butfilp: この空気の読み方、只者でない!数十枚の写真、コンビニがツボでしたw。@kixyuubann 光学迷彩みたいw~ RT @WebDesignMash Self-Portrait of an Invisible Man http://ow.ly/3V3K8”

  14. 白い三毛犬
    Feb 15, 2011 - 06:04 AM

    RT @butfilp: この空気の読み方、只者でない!数十枚の写真、コンビニがツボでしたw。@kixyuubann 光学迷彩みたいw~ RT @WebDesignMash Self-Portrait of an Invisible Man http://ow.ly/3V3K8”

  15. Rebecca Dearlove
    May 06, 2011 - 08:03 PM

    Hi,

    I work at Eli Klein Fine Arts in New York and we represent Mr. Liu Bolin. We’re glad you like his work and wanted to let you know we are actually having a group show opening this month, May 11th to June 26th. You should definitely drop by and see Liu Bolin’s work as well as some other greatly talented Chinese Contemporary artists.

  16. Eli Klein Fine Art
    Jun 03, 2011 - 08:52 PM

    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 http://www.ekfineart.com.

  17. Gabriella Sky™
    Jun 25, 2011 - 04:45 PM

    Liu Bolin – Self-Portrait of an Invisible Man http://ow.ly/5qgkX

  18. Ricardo Castro
    Aug 11, 2011 - 03:55 PM

    I'm sure I'm late on this, but just discovered it and it is awesome (Liu Bolin hiding paints) http://bit.ly/mOZU25

  19. Ricardo Castro (@chilango111)
    Aug 11, 2011 - 04:55 PM

    I’m sure I’m late on this, but just discovered it and it is awesome (Liu Bolin hiding paints) http://bit.ly/mOZU25

  20. Jay Cresswell
    Dec 19, 2011 - 11:24 PM

    Liu Bolin – Self-Portrait of an Invisible Man http://t.co/Sr5dX0xF

  21. Jay Cresswell
    Dec 28, 2011 - 12:40 AM

    Liu Bolin – Self-Portrait of an Invisible Man http://t.co/4CCIg2v0

  22. Brainwerx Design
    Dec 29, 2011 - 04:05 AM

    Liu Bolin – Self-Portrait of an Invisible Man http://t.co/4CCIg2v0

  23. Jamie Cresswell
    Apr 27, 2012 - 07:23 AM

    Self Portrait of an Invisible Man

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