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Liu Bolin


Liu Bolin (Chinese: 刘勃麟; pinyin: Liú Bólín) is an artist born in China’s Shandong province in 1973, and he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Shandong College of Arts in 1995 and his Master of Fine Arts from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2001. His work has been exhibited in museums around the world.

Also known as "The Invisible Man", Liu Bolin's most popular works are from his "Hiding in the City" series; photographic works that began as performance art in 2005.






Liu Bolin, Hiding in the City - Panda, 2012






Liu belongs to the generation that came of age in the early 1990s, when China emerged from the rubble of the Cultural Revolution and was beginning to enjoy rapid economic growth and relative political stability.


Liu Bolin, Hiding in the City No. 58- Olympic Emblem, 2007


Since his first solo shows in Beijing in 1998, Liu Bolin’s work has received international recognition. Among other international venues, his distinctive photographs and sculptures have been shown at the major contemporary photography festival Les Rencontres d'Arles and he had solo shows at Dashanzi Art Zone in Beijing (2007), Galerie Bertin-Toublanc in Paris (2007), Eli Klein Fine Art in New York (2008), Boxart Gallery in Verona (2008), Forma Foundation for Photography in Milan (2010).


Liu Bolin, Hiding in the City No. 3 - Suo Jia Village, 2005



Liu Bolin, Hiding in the City No. 10 - Boyfriend, 2006



Liu Bolin, Hiding in the City No. 16 - People's Policeman, 2006




Liu Bolin, Hiding in the City No. 17 - People's Policeman, 2006




Liu Bolin, Hiding in the City No. 18 - Laid Off, 2006




Liu Bolin, Hiding in the City No. 71 - Bulldozer, 2008





Liu Bolin, Hiding in the City No. 95 - Coal Pile, 2010




Liu Bolin, Hiding in the City No. 94 - In the Woods, 2010




Liu Bolin, Hiding in the City No. 91 - Great Wall, 2010




Liu Bolin, Teatro alla Scala, 2010




Liu Bolin, Hiding in the City No. 88 - Sawmill, 2010




Liu Bolin, Lagoon City of Venice, 2010




Liu Bolin, Ponte di Rialto, 2010




Liu Bolin, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli for Valentino, 2011




Liu Bolin, Hiding in New York No. 1 - Wall Street Bull, 2011




Liu Bolin, Hiding in New York No. 3 - Magazine Rack, 2011





Liu Bolin, Hiding in New York No. 4 - Ground Zero, 2011




Liu Bolin, Hiding in New York No. 6 - Intrepid, 2012





Liu Bolin, Iron Men, 2008




To celebrate US President Obama's visit to China, he made an effigy of Obama in his honor.

He now lives and works in Beijing, China.








1 comment:

  1. Hmmmm......Hard to 'loose face' if you have a thousand 'faces'.

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