Liu Bolin – Hiding In The City

Photographer / Artist Liu Bolin has recently released a new series of his camouflaged images entitled “Hiding In The City” and they are, as with all his work, expertly crafted and remarkably executed. For the unaware, Liu Bolin, has been meticulously melting into the backgrounds of his subjects for several years now and with each new series, his level of attention to detail and the degree of perceived difficulty only grows exponentially. With only an assistant and some paint, Liu’s works of art not only appear magical (like a thinking man’s “Where’s Waldo?”) but also speak to a deeper cause. His work not only attempts to trick the eye, but bring light to the fact that he and many other artists in China face persecution and discrimination for simply expressing themselves, and are forced to hide in the very country they call home.

See many more of Liu Bolin’s images here.


2 responses to “Liu Bolin – Hiding In The City

  1. Rudolf Vlcek

    this is way too coll!

  2. Liu Bolin has been doing his Hiding in the City series since 2005. It started as a political commentary on the tensions between the Chinese government and their people and the identity an environment gives an individual and vice versa. Liu Bolin will be exhibiting at Eli Klein Fine Art in New York from June 29 – August 28, 2011. Eli Klein Fine Art represents him exclusively in North and South America. More images can be found on


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