The “Invisible” Man: 15 Incredible Images

Arts - November 28th, 2013
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Buzz surrounded the Japanese publication Alfalfalfa’s post of the “Invisible Man” on Friday, the China Insider noticed, with nearly 1,000 retweets on Twitter in Japan. Who is this man and what is the buzz about?

Liu Bolin is a Chinese artist who has perfected the art of blending into real life scenes. He has received international recognition for his chameleon-like work and has created quite the buzz around the world. Bolin paints himself into scenes and notes that two things make the most ideal shot: ”position of camera and focus. Focus is the most important.”

The artwork he is most interested in is turning ordinary, real life objects, such as mobile phones, into the subject of art. “Most people won’t think of those things as art objects. But through the work of artists, people realize those objects can be art. This kind of art moves me,” Bolin says.

And without further ado, here are the Weekender’s 15 favorite images of Lui Bolin’s disappearing act:

15. Soda Aisle

Soda Aisle, Liu Bolin

14. Stripes and Fashion

Stripes and Fashion, Liu Bolin

13. Stuffed Animals

Stuffed Animals, Liu Bolin

12. The New York Bull

The New York Bull, Liu Bolin

11. Graffiti

Graffiti, Liu Bolin

10. Childhood Favorite Cereals

Childhood Favorite Cereals, Liu Bolin

9. Vault in Paris

Vault in Paris, Liu Bolin

8. Venice

Venice, Liu Bolin

7. Mobile Phones

Mobile Phones, Liu Bolin

6. The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China, Liu Bolin

5. Trees and Forest

Trees and Forest, Liu Bolin

4. Movie Theater

Movie Theater, Liu Bolin

3. Cartoon Favorites

Cartoon Favorites, Liu Bolin

2. Policeman in Korea

Policeman in Korea, Liu Bolin

1. Grocery Store Produce

Grocery Store Produce, Liu Bolin

Did you find the invisible man in each?

all images © Liu Bolin