Ever Wondered How Liu Manages to Disappear? Here’s How!

Seems we have caught Liu off-guard in those rare moments he wasn’t paying too much attention. In this shocking, revealing photos you will see Liu Bolin as an ordinary man he really is – for example: smiling as he prepares to demonstrate another camouflage art installation, where he’s gonna blend in with all sorts of vegetables displayed on the shelves at a supermarket in Beijing. More important, it seems we have finally revealed his “so called” disappearing act, as well as learned how Liu actually looks like in person when he is not hiding from us. Check the below exclusive evidence of assistants assisting Liu in his witchcraft! Still, there is some good left in Liu – did you know he has started his optical illusion artworks of becoming ‘invisible’ more than six years ago, while describing them as a form of political protest and his way of ‘hiding from the authorities‘?

Artist Liu Bolin smiles as he prepares to demonstrate an art installation by blending in with vegetables displayed on the shelves at a supermarket in Beijing November 10, 2011. Liu, also known as the Vanishing Artist, started practising being invisible by means of optical illusions more than six years ago.

You’ve probably seen most of Liu’s camouflage installations, but just in case you missed some – click on the image below and browse our #Liu Bolin archive:

18 Replies to “Ever Wondered How Liu Manages to Disappear? Here’s How!”

  1. Next up: an artist who cuts out a grocery display, to create a black spot in the figure of a man.

    Give it a sign: “Liu Bolin was here”

  2. you’ve shown several versions of this man’s art, and they’re all amazing, and he’s always referred to as “Artist” Liu Bolin … if I understand this correctly, Liu is the guy who comes up with the idea and just stands there while the assistant does the painting … it seems to me, the assistant is the true artist, and deserves a lot more credit than he’s getting

  3. He really is so very clever, it is usually only by his footwear that he is spotted quickly, maybe he needs to examine his shoes in future?

    Interesting to have a little look into the process, must take some time to get done?

  4. Wait…Liu is the guy in the pictures? Phht. It’s the dude who does the *painting* that deserves the “artist” credit here.

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