The Invisible Man: Artist Liu Bolin Hides in Plain Sight

The Invisible Man: Artist Liu Bolin Hides in Plain Sight painting optical illusion camouflage

The Invisible Man: Artist Liu Bolin Hides in Plain Sight painting optical illusion camouflage

The Invisible Man: Artist Liu Bolin Hides in Plain Sight painting optical illusion camouflage

The Invisible Man: Artist Liu Bolin Hides in Plain Sight painting optical illusion camouflage

The Invisible Man: Artist Liu Bolin Hides in Plain Sight painting optical illusion camouflage

The Invisible Man: Artist Liu Bolin Hides in Plain Sight painting optical illusion camouflage

The Invisible Man: Artist Liu Bolin Hides in Plain Sight painting optical illusion camouflage

The Invisible Man: Artist Liu Bolin Hides in Plain Sight painting optical illusion camouflage

Artist and camouflage extraordinaire Liu Bolin just opened a new exhibition at Galerie Paris-Beijing in Paris featuring a number of new works that depict the artist perfectly hidden amongst urban backdrops. Remarkably the effect is achieved without the use of special effects or Photoshop, rather Bolin is painstakingly painted head-to-toe by a group of assistants using photographs of the area behind him as a guide. “My intention was not to disappear in the environment but instead to let the environment take possession of me”, he says. Bolin’s intent is not to simply hide himself as an individual but suggests the works are statement regarding damage caused by economic and urban development. The show runs through March 10th. (via designboom)