Top 12 Liu Bolin Invisible Man Paintings

You may not have heard of Liu Bolin, and you probably haven’t seen him either. But it’s possible he’s standing right next to you. One of my favorite artists, Liu Bolin injects himself into everyday settings. Known as The Invisible Man, Liu takes a unique and creative approach to performance art. Check out a short video about Liu and then see what we’ve deemed are the Top 12 Liu Bolin Invisible Man Pictures/Paintings:

How Chinese Artist, Liu Bolin, Becomes The Invisible Man

“…my art is cultural. It represents the diminishing humanity in today’s society. I use my art to be retrospective on culture…the environment and fast economic development.”

Top 12 Liu Bolin Invisible Man Paintings/Pictures

We hand-picked 12 of our favorite Liu Bolin paintings and images. It’s pretty amazing and inspiring to see the result of what looks like quite the arduous process. Enjoy!

#12 – City Hiding: Graffiti

liu bolin - city hiding - graffiti

Liu Bolin - City Hiding - Graffiti

#11 – Cannon

Liu Bolin - Cannon

Liu Bolin - Cannon

#10 – Ponte di Castelvecchio Castelvecchios Bridge

Liu Bolin - Ponte di Castelvecchio Castelvecchios Bridge

Liu Bolin - Ponte di Castelvecchio Castelvecchios Bridge

#9 – Arena Arcovolo

Liu Bolin - Arena Arcovolo

Liu Bolin - Arena Arcovolo

#8 – Pillars

Liu Bolin - Pillars

Liu Bolin - Pillars

#7 – Decorative Engine

Liu Bolin - Decorative Engine

Liu Bolin - Decorative Engine

#6 – Scala Della Ragione

Liu Bolin - Scala Della Ragione

Liu Bolin - Scala Della Ragione

#5 – Civilian Policeman

Liu Bolin - Civilian Policeman

Liu Bolin - Civilian Policeman

#4 – Forklifts

Liu Bolin - Forklifts

Liu Bolin - Forklifts

#3 – Invisible Man Shaking Hand

Liu Bolin - Invisibile Man Shaking Hand

Liu Bolin - Invisibile Man Shaking Hand

#2 – Supermarket

Liu Bolin - Supermarket

Liu Bolin - Supermarket

#1 – Chinese Garden

Liu Bolin - Chinese Garden

Liu Bolin - Chinese Garden

All Images Gallery

Comments

  1. Lawrence says

    Personal Opinion: great art and artists say what needs to be said within society. Our guide post for enlightened evolution. Like it or not, great artists are on the forefront of human evolution and what we have to say is for humanities own good. Even though many are not necessarily going to like the reflection, within the mirror, being held up. Not about what it is made of, but what it says, that makes it great! Truly a sad commentary on humanity, when war is at the top and art at the bottom of the list, of what world governments will finance. Great art can nullify war, if we want it to.

  2. says

    I’ve never seen the supermarket one! Thanks for posting these images along with the video. He offers such a great educational tool. What a beautiful way to begin hard conversations.

  3. says

    Liu Bolin returns to New York for his second solo exhibition, ON FIRE, at ELI KLEIN FINE ART NEW YORK

    Opening April 30th

    Private Reception with the artist: 6-9 PM
    462 West Broadway
    New York, NY 10012

    Eli Klein Fine Art is proud to present Liu Bolin’s second solo exhibition at the gallery; this show
    features his new photography and sculpture.
    Since Liu Bolin was first exhibited at Eli Klein Fine Art in 2007, the artist’s popularity has exploded on the international arena. His message of political protest is understood throughout the world and bridges gaps in language and culture. His works have been communicated via emails, blogs, magazines and journals on a massive scale. Liu Bolin’s earlier Hiding in the City photography series, in which he paints himself into the urban landscape, was inspired by the Chinese government’s demolition of the Suo Jiacun Artist Village in Beijing in 2006. He drew attention to great landmarks in China, both old and modern, while
    highlighting the lack of recognition which was paid to the citizens that built them. He portrayed the tragedy of the increasing insignificance of the individual in China as the government focused on presenting a modern commercial and industrial image. Rather than trying to fight, people attempted to hide and adapt to these forced changes.
    Conversely, Liu Bolin’s newest sculptures rejoice in the new hope he has for humanity. His Burning Man and Burning Man Obama represent people’s anger and the subsequent desire for change in society. He celebrates people like President Obama who are “on fire,” unwilling to accept the world as it is today and trying to stand up for the true needs and concerns of the people.
    Born in China’s Shandong province in 1973, Liu Bolin earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the
    Shandong College of Arts and his Master of Fine Arts from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in
    Beijing. His work has been exhibited throughout the world, including at the Today Art Museum in Beijing, the Museum on the Seam in Israel, the Berkshire Museum in Massachusetts, the Seoul Art Museum in Korea, and the Chicago Cultural Center in the United States.

  4. says

    These are all very moving pieces of artwork. And the message behind the whole thing is very important for everyone to try and understand.

  5. zengying says

    Deae Sir,
    Liu bolin”s paintings really inspired me.Ilike it much and I send it to my friends.I wish everyboby enjoy his paintings.thanks you.
    zengying

Leave a reply