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Can you find the invisible man?

invisible-01Mr Liu Bolin, a young artist from Beijing has also become known as “The invisible man” due to his incredible ability to transform his body as part of the surroundings. He paints every single spot on him, to the point where he becomes one with the background. He sometimes works up to 10 hours on a single location, achieving unbelievable effects to the point where passers don’t even realize he is there until he moves.

Liu Bolin’s interesting actions is an example of reverse design, making things disappear instead of popping them off the shelf. His works also draw references to not fitting into the modern society.



  1. John Cipriani wrote:

    I’ve seen this before and the one of the truck is just incredible, he really is a chameleon. It’s amazing how he can match his paint colors to reality, a difficulty I sometimes have when painting. And to paint himself is just incredible especially when you have to put perspective in mind. I’d love to see a behind the scenes of how he does it.

    Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 9:43 am | Permalink
  2. Natalie Andrews wrote:

    This is extremely cool. At first I thought these were just photoshopped images. After reading that the artist painted himself I was astonished. Some people are so talented.

    Monday, December 14, 2009 at 5:28 pm | Permalink