Past: January 10 → March 9, 2013Liu Bolin à la galerie Paris-Beijing Entre performance et photographie, les images de Liu Bolin ont fait le tour du monde. Après Vevey et Moscou, l’artiste chinois s’in... Critique
An internationally celebrated artist, most known for his camouflage photo-performance series Hiding in the City, Liu Bolin will reveal exclusively to the Parisian public his most recent (dating 2012) previously unseen images took in China and Paris.
A Chinese artist of the new generation (born in 1973), Liu Bolin is specialized in stunning performances in which he perfectly disguises himself as the surroundings, constantly playing between the visible and the invisible. By making use of a number of artistic genres and techniques, ranging from sculpture to body art, from performance to photography, Liu Bolin is capable of posing for hours completely motionless. Thanks to his team of collaborators that includes painters and photographers, his body ends up completely swallowed up by the environment. No Photoshop post-production, rather, very careful body painting and a meticulous study of perspective is what makes the finest quality of his camouflages. Indeed, it is only after an extended series of snapshots that the artist finally selects what he regards as the image that best captures his evanescent presence.
After his recent noteworthy participation in the Images de Vevey Festival (Switzerland), where his photographs were printed on the walls of the town, reaching gigantic sizes up to 600 square meters, Liu Bolin will be a guest at the Made in Asia Festival in Toulouse (France, February 2013) for a major personal retrospective of his work. Galerie Paris-Beijing will show his work again next March in its new Brussels space, for a main retrospective exhibition retracing the last ten years of the artist’s creation, from his first sculptures to his recent monumental installations.
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