Can You See the Invisible Man?

 

 
Can you find Mr. Liu Bolin, “The Invisible Man?” Liu , a young Beijing-based artist, is called the “invisible
man”
owing to his incredible ability to transform his own body into a uniquely eerie camo art that blends into his surroundings. The
36-year-old chameleon paints on himself and becomes one with the background. Now that’s an illusion.

 
“Some people call me the invisible man, but for me it’s what is not
seen in a picture which is really what tells the story,” Mr Bolin told
the London Telegraph. “I experienced the dark side of society, without
social relations, and had a feeling that no one cared about me, I felt
myself unnecessary in this world.” Mr Liu says his work is also a
protest against the Chinese government, who shut down his studio in 2005. I guess they were able to find him (see below bottom). Can you?
 
(Thanks to John Baeder)
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

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