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Liu Bolin

Published on May 9, 2008

Asian Photography Blog pointed me to a recent series of photos by Beijing-based artist Liu Bolin. The series is titled Hiding in the City, and it is currently on view at Robischon Gallery in Denver, Eli Klein in New York, and Galerie Bertin-Toublanc in Paris. Louis Lannoo Gallery in Belgium will feature the work later this month. Liu’s project appears quite extensive, with more than 50 pieces in the series developed between 2007 and 2008.

Shu and I developed a conceptually similar series of photographs while we were living in Beijing, although our pieces were executed with silkscreen on cloth, not direct painting as in Liu’s work. Our series, Beijing Backgrounds, was presented at the 798 Space during the DIAF last September.

Here are a few images:

Another artist who has explored what he calls “camouflages” is Laurent La Gamba.


Laurent La Gamba, Royal Chien, 2002.

Filed under: Beijing, Projects

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