Liu Bolin is a artist Chinese nicknamed the Invisible Man. There is no irony, marketing or ulterior motives. It is an exact description. Literally, disappears into his works.
Liu Bolin He was born in Shandong Province, in 1973. So he is 49 years old. She studied in Beijing, where she graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2001, specializing in sculpture.
He began his career as a sculptor, but in 2005 a tragic event occurred that changed his life and his work. The authorities they expropriated and destroyed his workshopas happened to many other artists.
Liu Bolin he made his first self-portrait in the ruins of his workshop. That same day he went to the Photography and he became obsessed with a theme: how important people’s problems go unnoticed by others, especially when the State itself wants them to be invisible.
Since then Bolin has specialized in paint your body to blend in with the environment. He plans the photo and designs his “camouflage suit”, which his team helps him to to paint upon his own body. Here you can see it (or not) in this spectacular gallery:
Sometimes it is just about camouflaging in urban environments, both indoors and outdoors. In others there is social denunciation associated with the invisibility of the marginalized, or with censorship.
The work of Liu Bolin is a multidisciplinary experience that mixes photography with paintwork Y sculpture.
It has a lot of merit, because it is not easy to simulate a flat surface on a body that has volume. And it takes a lot of work too. capture natural or artificial light which has the actual background of the photo.
In this TED Talks video, you can see Liu Bolin explaining his work. Does it have Spanish subtitles:
The Chinese artist has exhibited his photographs in numerous countries, including Spain. He has also been involved in commercial projects, such as the cover and artwork for Bon Jovi’s music album What About Now.
Liu Bolinthe Invisible Man, has been able to find his artistic inspiration from a personal misfortune. A lesson in life and overcoming, from which we can learn. If you want to know more about this artisttake a look at their website.