Saturday, December 25

Liu Bolin - The Invisible Man

35-year-old Liu Bolin, from Shandong, China, manages to camouflage himself in any surroundings, no matter how difficult they might be.

Liu works on a single photo for up to 10 hours at a time, to make sure he gets it just right, but he achieves the right effect: sometimes passers-by don’t even realize he is there until he moves.

The talented Liu Bolin says his art is a protest against the actions of the Government, who shut down his art studio in 2005 and persecutes artists. It’s about not fitting into modern society. Despite problems with Chinese authorities, Liu’s works are appreciated at an international level.

Liu Bolin stands on a bridge in Venice
Liu Bolin poses on the Ponte di Castelvecchio in Verona, Italy
Liu Bolin poses in front of some graffiti
Liu Bolin poses on the Duomo di Milano in Milan, Italy
Liu Bolin poses on a balcony while at the Milan World Expo
Liu Bolin poses by the Bird's Nest Olympic stadium in Beijing
Liu Bolin poses by the Ponte di Rialto in Venice


  1. me encantaa esta pagina! es impresionante la gente lo que puede llegar ha hacer!:D

  2. I think I may have seen him while taking pictures in Italy. Well, I guess I'd have to say I may not have seen him really... I'm all confused now.

  3. 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