Learn by Figure
A brief introduction to Liu Bolin 刘勃麟 (born in 1973 in Shandong province) even if it seems almost unnecessary to present this ubiquitous figure who has already entered the realm of popular advertisement and fashion. Many have told about his most popular series Hiding in the City, in which he turns himself into the Invisible man. Yet there are others such as Learn by Figure which deserve equal attention. For this series, Liu Bolin drew his inspiration from socially meaningful signs and forms typical of China. Using his well-known camouflage method so that to make people’s face disappear into the monochrome background, Liu Bolin created unsettling images in which the viewer clearly guesses the burden of Chinese education and authority.
More information: Liu Bolin's website