Hiding in the City
Here is the most famous series of Liu Bolin 刘勃麟 (born in 1973 in Shandong province): Hiding in the City. This time the artist went around the world (Italy, China, France, USA…) so that to create these outstanding artworks, which mingle painting, performance (up to 10 hours without moving while his assistants paint him), and photography. More than mere “invisible auto-portrait”, Liu Bolin’s photographs intend to make visible what is invisible. They notably reflect his own protest against the fatality of Chinese harsh modernization and his reflection on his own existence. By continuing the same concept in various countries Liu Bolin still explores the ties that bind someone’s life, which are necessary conditioned by one’s culture and society. A silent protest that reminds the audience what the community we live in really looks like and what kind of problems remain.
More information: Liu Bolin's website