“The doodlers and I have waited for his big 150th birthday, so I knew that I had to brighten up the homepage in his iconic style. Using (faux) gold leaf and oil paint, I wanted to pay homage to Klimt with his most famous painting, “The Kiss.” I hope that our humble doodle does his brilliant legacy some justice!” — Jennifer Hom, via Google
Artist Liu Bolin, has his body meticulously painted and photographed, creating the illusion of disappearing into various surroundings. The Beijing based photographer has a solo exhibition on view at the Eli Klein Fine Art gallery in NYC through August 28th, 2011. The Invisible Manshow “continues his exploration of Chinese national identity and the relationship between human beings and the environment…”
But, Liu Bolin may also be spotted around the city, interacting with the New York landscape. In the video above (shared by Wooster Collective), Liu Bolin blends into a Kenny Scharf mural as part of a new live performance piece.
(photo of Liu Bolin blending into racks of magazines via Daily Mail / Barcroft Media)