Have you ever heard Liu Bolin? Let’s introduce him. He is a Chinese man and actually most activist man in China and known as Invisible Man or Human Chameleon.
He is graduated from the Art Department of Shandong and the Sculpture Department of Central. There are two exhibition shows which are Hiding in Plain Sight and CAMALEON.
This time his project is about air and environmental pollution in forest.
Invisible man told that “Instead of passively disappearing, I’d rather actively make people disappear to express my attitude,”
Moreover Winter Solstice is one of the Invisible Man project and he said that “I’m using this active disappearance to voice my protest, these are the movements people instinctively make when their lives are suppressed.”
This project is very valuable because China is in pain about the environmental pollution. There isn’t enough government restriction about environmental protection.
In one of the his interview, he said that “Background is very important in my art works. background and the ‘invisibility’ that I design together create a kind of contradiction, not unlike the contradiction of birth and death. this kind of contradiction is enticing: people who follow my work always pay attention to the relationships between the contradictions as a symbol of what it means to be human. in the beginning of my artistic creation, I chose some sites in china– for example, forced demolition houses, trees that were cut down, dry river-bed, and some big character slogans– these are very Chinese.”
Main raw material in his project is that camouflage paint and his idea is that “In the process of ‘invisibility’ I have a kind of persistence, even just the fact that I must stand and can’t move. actually, this persistence has some connections with the struggle to life as a human being and an individual. I should say that, actually I have another process [in addition to being painted]: that is preparing my clothes. ideally all the preparation should be made on my body, but if there are two many details and I would need to stand there for two days, my body can’t take it.”