Liu Bolin is a Beijing based artist/photographer, from the Shandong Art College with an MFA in Central Academy of Fine Arts. He started his "camouflage series" as a protest against the government when it teared down his art cooperative building to make way for the Olympic edifices in 2005. He says that his work is a statement about how ordinary people do not fit in modern chinese society and as a protest for the government's persecution of artists. The pictures are straight photographs and does not involve photoshop or manipulations of any sort (Liu is literally painted into the background). This series has since been exhibited at Paris' galerie Bertin Toublanc, at Eli Klein Fine Art in New York and at a gallery in Maimi.
Here are some examples of his work through the years...
--Pictures by Liu Bolin. Video from YouTube.com by Reuters and bteikoh.
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