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Liu Bolin: Visible/Invisible


Museo delle Culture / Milan / Art

The Chinese photographer Liu Bolin elevates the practice of camouflage to an art. Known for the meticulous process through which he paints figures into a background—they vanish!—Bolin creates optical illusions that explore meanings: can you hide in plain sight, can a person’s soul merge with objects smaller or a scene larger, and when does a physical disappearance become a spiritual one? —J.V.

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