Remarkable Trompe-l'œil Turns Artist into Enemy of State
35-year-old artist from Shandong, China, Liu Bolin, has created a series of photographs entitled "Camouflage". No trick photography employed, no photoshop alterations. Every effect was created by anal, fastidious painting and the exact alignment of subject to background.
Bolin has good reason to go invisible - the Chinese goverment has shut down his studio in the past, considering his work to be a form of protest against the regime.
"In the face of regimes and power structures that would rather silence and oppress than allow for free expression, Bolin wonders why man has lost the ability to adapt, like, say, a chameleon or a snowshoe hare. For Bolin, an artist whose studio was previously shut down by his own government, this is an issue he knows a thing or two about."
Read Bolin's artist statement here.