Monday, November 14, 2011

Liu Bolin: China's #1 'Forever Alone' Artist

While many countries attempt in vain to overthrow Japan as THE #1 WTF superpower, China may now have a lock on the world's #1 Forever Alone artist:

Liu Bolin on The Great Wall, China

Actually, this is one of the many incredible works by China's world-renowned camouflage artist Liu Bolin. His work has been shown in many countries and one of his recent solo exhibitions “The Invisible Man,” was produced by Eli Klein Fine Art and held in New York.

Liu_Bolin Hiding in New York

But before asking yourself "Why, China, Why?" Bolin's art is considered by many as a very poignant statement on our world and the anonymous state of so many poverty-stricken people all over the globe. Early in his career, his exhibits were shut down by Chinese authorities making him virtually 'anonymous' but through that experience he developed his art even more. "My pieces talk about the question of the social status of art in general. In my work the artist is hiding to restore his strength and to protect himself," says Bolin.

After graduating with a master's degree from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2001, Bolin became a college teacher but resigned after only four years. He then moved to Beijing's old city of Suo Jia Village and began his fantastic voyage. You can see more of Bolin's work here.

See also: China: The Great Wall of Graffiti

4 comments:

  1. Forever Alone Guy (F.A.G.)12:44 PM, November 14, 2011

    My new hero. I think I'm in love!

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  2. I think he uses a projector.

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  3. Fucking Chinese copy everything Japanese.

    Japanese artist, Aya Tsukioka, debuted her disguise art 22nd S.I.C.F exhibition in 2001 and won the grand prix prize.
    http://news.3yen.com/2005-09-24/the-ultimate-japanese-disguise/

    China’s Liu Bolin first started his “Hiding in the City” series of camouflage art in 2005. So, he’s just a Chin-chong copycat.

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  4. Thank you Sir! Well you know how it is all over Asia - copyright = the right to copy! Amiright? (^_^)

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