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Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal Surroundings

Chinese artist Liu Bolin has been disappearing for years now. Using his own body as a canvas, he paints himself into the background. Bolin creates scenes that are statements about our relationship to our surroundings, and reflections on Chinese artists and their status in modern China. Beginning as performance art in 2005, his work includes a series titled, “Hiding in the City” and “The Invisible Man.” Collected below are several of his performances from the past few years and some of them, you really need to look hard to find him.

Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal Surroundings

He is truly the master of disguise.

Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal Surroundings

Liu Bolin is painted with the help of his colleagues to blend into rows of soft drinks in his artwork entitled, “Plasticizer,” on August 10, 2011.

Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal Surroundings

Sometimes it can take up to 10 hours to get ready.

Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal Surroundings

This is the Olympic Stadium in Beijing.

Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal Surroundings

Can you see all three of them hidden in this picture?

Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal Surroundings

This one is really amazing.

Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal Surroundings

The backdrop in this picture is beautiful and it’s amazing how well he blends in.

Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal Surroundings

And now you know why it can take up to 10 hours to create his artwork.

Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal Surroundings

It looks like he’s been sitting here for years and his surroundings have started to reclaim him.

Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal Surroundings

Alright, this one just confuses me.

Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal Surroundings

In a forest.

Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal Surroundings

This one took me a minute to find him.

Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal Surroundings

This one took me the longest.

Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal Surroundings

The finished project titled “Plasticizer”.

Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal Surroundings

Not only does he get to visit a lot of beautiful places, he gets to turn them into art.

Artist Uses Body Paint To Disappear Into Normal Surroundings

Hiding in a wall of cell phones.

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I can definitely see why some of these took so long to create. He blends into the surroundings almost flawlessly, making it a true piece of art. I am always amazed at what people can do when they really put their minds to it. This is probably because I don’t have a creative bone in my body!

Could you find him in each of the pictures? Let us know in the comments.

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