Liu Bolin: Camouflage

by | Oct 6, 2009 | ART

Liu Bolin’s photography discusses his culture. The Chinese people often seem faceless in the wake of their last hundred years: transforming from an isolated, misunderstood society into the world’s foremost economic superpower that is still misunderstood, the people of China seem to many to be faceless and uniform. Bolin is a multi-medium artist, and it is hard to argue the series Camouflage as being photography, sculpture, painting, performance or all of the above; definitions aside, it’s provocative and innovative, and there’s very little more to be asked from an artist.

From the artist:

“Human beings seem to have forgotten that they still need to think how to survive. When mankind is enjoying its development outcomes, its own greed becomes its grave digger. In human society, concealment is definitely not so simple just making oneself safe. The concept of mankind is denied. Saying the existence of human plays a master or proactive role, it would be better to say that as the concept way’s human beings, they are just using their hands to slowly weaken themselves.”

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showing @Galerie Bertin

Liu Bolin’s photography discusses his culture. The Chinese people often seem faceless in the wake of their last hundred years: transforming from an isolated, misunderstood society into the world’s foremost economic superpower that is still misunderstood, the people of China seem to many to be faceless and uniform. Bolin is a multi-medium artist, and it is hard to argue the series Camouflage as being photography, sculpture, painting, performance or all of the above; definitions aside, it’s provocative and innovative, and there’s very little more to be asked from an artist.

From the artist:

“Human beings seem to have forgotten that they still need to think how to survive. When mankind is enjoying its development outcomes, its own greed becomes its grave digger. In human society, concealment is definitely not so simple just making oneself safe. The concept of mankind is denied. Saying the existence of human plays a master or proactive role, it would be better to say that as the concept way’s human beings, they are just using their hands to slowly weaken themselves.”

via DesignBoom
showing @Galerie Bertin

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