‘camouflage’ by liu bolin
‘camouflage’ by liu bolin ‘camouflage’ by liu bolin
aug 24, 2008

‘camouflage’ by liu bolin

‘camouflage 36’



liu bolin is a young beijing based artist who has exhibited primarily in china until last year’s solo show at paris’ galerie bertin toublanc and a group show with the gallery in miami. he recently finished up a show at eli klein fine art in new york showcasing a variety of his pieces including some form the series ‘camoflague’. this series is an exploration of human nature and animal instincts which features chinese citizens painted to blend into their surroundings. the subjects are covered head to toe in paint, camouflaging themselves in front of the chinese flag, a billboard or downtown beijing.

liu bolin at galerie bertin toublanc


camouflage art by desiree palmen ‘body art’ by emma hack



‘camouflage’ by liu bolin ‘cite interdite 1’


‘camouflage’ by liu bolin ‘camouflage 16’ & ‘camouflage 17’



‘camouflage’ by liu bolin ‘camouflage 2’



‘camouflage’ by liu bolin ‘camouflage 46’ & ‘camouflage 26’



‘camouflage’ by liu bolin ‘camouflage 31’



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  • Wow….The detail is immaculate. Well done!

    Ben. says:
  • WOW!

    banel says:
  • Very spectacular !

    Spirit of Boz says:
  • great work

    mane says:
  • cool! 🙂

    anna says:
  • amazing!

    NikKita! says:
  • fantastic work. such powerful statements.
    16 and 17 are spectacular.

    simmy says:
  • Subtle, politically charged and fantastic! I love the clever replacement of the giant portrait of Mao at Tiananmen Square.

    jeff says:
  • This guy is going to jail

    mattnnz says:
  • Way too much time on your hands there!

    freekz says:
  • absolutely fantatstic & mind blowing

    amikots says:
  • I love it. Surely even those who say they don’t like or don’t understand ‘modern art’ will accept that here we have something extraordinary. And as for the prick who says ‘way too much time on your hands’ How long do you think it takes to produce a work of art? how much time do you spend with your dick in your hand? Bravo to the artist and to all who follow.

    Mohammad Salim. says:
  • Big waste of time ever!!

    Me says:
  • Great!

    coffeinflash says:
  • awesome!

    [url=http://www.theadmad.com] TheAdMad [/url] says:
  • omg 16 and 17 looks like the guy is really seethrough its amazing

    KATY says:
  • Wow. 16 and 17 are especially awesome.

    Natty says:
  • Fantastic! You´re really amazing Mr Bolin. Congratulations!

    Marina - Brazil says:
  • 1/2 are fake

    rome says:
  • looks like predator!

    Tio Leo says:
  • Gênio … genius … Grandioso … great …

    Fabio Brasil Mairinque says:
  • massa

    leo says:
  • heh u should see jack black in be kind rewind…

    erutangiseman says:
  • Hey, blogger: it’s C-A-M-O-U-F-L-A-G-E, not ‘camoflague’.

    Pretty cool. But pretty sure I coulda knocked out a few at least as easy as Camouflage 46. That one’s kinda lame.

    pedantic says:
  • ill dude!

    mc_teapot says:
  • 46 and 36 look like early experiments… 16, 17, and 2 are pretty dope though.

    urchin says:
  • I have to agree that it is a great waste of time. But, most art *is* a great waste of time — that is the whole point. If you keep the mind working towards a tangible goal all the time, it can never rest. The mind’s creativity is greatest when it’s resting.

    That being said, I’ve enjoyed looking at the pictures, and I concur that the artwork is phenomenal. Someone had said that they made strong statements; perhaps so, but, I’m not sure what they’re saying. I see this more as abstract art myself — it can mean many different things to many different people.

    Sam says:
  • Absolutely fantastic!!!

    BananaBusiness says:
  • Wow..i still thought one would get shot for such blasphemy of the chinese state..

    b0b0 says:
  • how in the hey…?
    this artist is nuts, as are the subjects. but some of the look fake…
    i think that 2 is fake, for example, but i think 26 and 46 are real (the flag ones)

    Gadoink says:
  • i got 1 thing to say!…….that dude is a mother***kin ninja man!!

    Jim Bob Cumbucket says:
  • This is art at it’s best: conceptually brilliant and technically amazing. It’s political- the soldier holding and covering the eyes of a citizen; the citizen indistinguishable from the flag. It’s personal: the person disappearing into their downtown surroundings – (wouldn’t it be great to understand what the writing means?) and disappearing into the busstop- as if they are not there. Liu Bolin’s art is truly staggering and meaningful. I’m going to tell everyone I know about it.

    Matt- the247s says:
  • photoshopped

    drewid says:
  • SHIT

    Free Tabet says:
  • It is always eye-catching when a new technique is used by an artist and what Liu Bolin has done is very attractive and political points come across perfectly well…

    Soheila Kowsar, Iran says:
  • penis

    andy says:
  • impressive

    jkb says:
  • amazing! also defines a part of china as well!

    miki says:
  • Wow! I think I’ve seen a movie with this in it…

    Very nice.

    Luna says:
  • 200.000 views.. wow

    ALEX says:
  • that guy is bad ass

    the great says:
  • This guy is an awseome painter!!!!! I could never do something like that, granted I’m a drawer. 🙂

    Go Liu Bolin!!!!!

    Bri says:

    JNW.JR says:
  • Extraordinary.

    G Strong says:
  • OMG ur soo kewl dude goooood job 🙂

    Gymnast12 says:
  • stupid critics…don’t be jealous, it’s awesome!!

    ---- says:
  • nice

    vanthinking1 says:
  • nice

    a says:
  • GOOD

    GGG says:

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