liu bolin: gun rack performance at eli klein galleryimage © designboom

 

 

on june 2nd, 2013, designboom attended liu bolin‘s performance ‘gun rack’ at eli klein fine art in new york, a pre-show to his ‘mask’ exhibition which opens at the gallery today.

 

‘today, my work here at eli kein fine art is about guns, and the many types of fire arms that are out there. for example, the frequently used AK-47 and others used by the U.S. military. before this piece, I have created another one related to the sword and knife which I still have yet to realize,’ says bolin.

 

designboom spoke with the chinese artist about the work he was presenting on this occasion, which came out of the 2012 law in beijing’s which passed whereby one is required to present ID when purchasing a knife, as well as registering it, whenever the cutting tool surpasses a length of 15cm. ‘gun rack’ speaks of international approaches to arms and weapon control and considers the enforcements taken in regards this issue.

 

stay tuned for our interview with the ‘invisible man’!

 

 

liu bolin: gun rack performance at eli klein fine artliu bolin getting himself ready for the performance by applying vaseline to his skin and hairimage © designboom

 

 

liu bolin: gun rack performance at eli klein fine artthe artist suiting upimage © designboom

 

 

liu bolin: gun rack performance at eli klein fine artimage © designboom

 

 

liu bolin: gun rack performance at eli klein fine artalmost ready…image © designboom

 

 

liu bolin: gun rack performance at eli klein fine artpreparing to disappear…image © designboom

 

 

liu bolin: gun rack performance at eli klein fine artpaint colors tested on the artistimage © designboom

 

 

 liu bolin’s ‘gun rack’ performance at eli klein fine art on june 2nd, 2013video © designboom

 

 

liu bolin: gun rack performance at eli klein fine artthe camouflaging beginsimage © designboom

 

 

liu bolin: gun rack performance at eli klein fine arta mixture of acrylic paint and water is used to disguise liu bolinimage © designboom

 

 

liu bolin: gun rack performance at eli klein fine artthe artist remains composed…image © designboom

 

 

liu bolin: gun rack performance at eli klein fine arta team of four painters worked to blend liu bolin into his chosen backdropimage © designboom

 

 

liu bolin: gun rack performance at eli klein fine arteverything on the artist was painted, even his jewelry!image © designboom

 

 

liu bolin: gun rack performance at eli klein fine artstand back and take a look…images © designboom

 

 

liu bolin: gun rack performance at eli klein fine art‘gun rack’ by liu bolinimage © designboom

 

 

liu bolin: gun rack performance at eli klein fine artpeeling off the paintimage © designboom

 

 

liu bolin: gun rack performance at eli klein fine artimage © designboom

 

 

liu bolin: gun rack performance at eli klein fine artliu bolinportrait © designboom