Jul 24 2009Wait, Where'd He Go?: More Urban Camo


This is a picture of Chinese artist Liu Bolin and an assistant demonstrating his incredible skill in blending in with his surroundings. Can you see him? Me neither.

He claims they make a statement about his place in society. He sees himself as an outsider whose artistic efforts are not always valued, especially in his native country.

Standing silently in front of his chosen scene, in locations all around the world, the 36-year-old uses himself as a blank canvas.

Then, with a little help from an assistant, he paints his body to merge as seamlessly as possible with what is behind him.

Now I'm not going to point any fingers, but I swear I just heard the shower curtain cough. Okay, it just moved. I'm pointing fingers now. AT YOU, LIU! DUM DUM DUM!

Hit the jump for five more, all of which may or may not contain an artist painted as something else (I never saw him).






Now you see me, now you don't: The artist who turns himself into the Invisible Man [dailymail]

Thanks to Monsters from Tokyo, who can blend in like a ninja and strike like a cobra.

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some of those are pretty amazing

The one in front of the collapsed roof is incredible.
As is the graffiti one.
I like

All great stuff. If you don't think it looks that hard to do, I invite you to try it and submit your pictures.

I, myself, am too lazy to attempt this, so I will just admit it must be difficult and therefore, great stuff.

OK, so maybe it's not that hard.

I decided to try this for myself afterall. I painted myself to blend into some plant life next to a waterfall. I don't think it turned out half bad.

See for yourself here.


What are you doing here?

these are pretty hardcore. I only do this on the weekends. gotta practice up for when my kind rules. yea thats right, This guy's on our side.


obviously fake, you see him wear the same communist outfit from the 50's. obviously photoshoped


pretty bad ass!


the graffiti one is the best.

Hey one of that photo is the roof near the gas station from left 4 dead!


not very geeky. this belongs to art blogs. btw, OLD.

@ 6 ------- Dick, I actually looked for it :-)

These are all pretty good, but i think the graffiti one is the best.

@16 This website provides 'Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome' and I think this comes under the category of awesome

why this ppl are so interested in first or last or watever...geeshhh.

I like the graffiti one is more realistic....and could actually work.
However the telephone booth one is looking very odd.

"He sees himself as an outsider whose artistic efforts are not always valued, especially in his native country. " Maybe because this shit's been done already many times.

His ancestors were ninjas.......so it was nature for him to become an underappreciated artist.



you made my day/night hahaha funny

You can barely even see the guy's right leg in the graffiti one. Fantastic.


This is a complete photoshop job. You can tell its a fake because the shadow's are all wrong.

This is exactly like that scene in the movie Never Back Down where Max was being hunted down by the company men, and used his hologram wristwatch to make himself appear 20 feet to the side, and get the men's attention. Then he jumped out and shot them all.

check this out >>

kay, how is HE the artist when its his ASSISTANT doing all the painting? hes just a little angry people ignore him so much!

great fo all invisible wannabes!

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The fifth one down is the best one out of all of them. He could be a secret agent and hide on a wall, waiting to kill a man, or punch a hooker. Either or.

well, the way i see it his assistant is more the artist then the dude being painted. anyone can stand there but can everyone paint another into the background? I think not...

@23 -- ninjitsu are from Japan, not China, retard.

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