Where's Liu?

Monday April 16, 2012 Written by luke

Contemporary art meets Where's Wally whimsy in the work of Chinese artist, Liu Bolin ('The Invisible Man'), who paints himself into urban environments.

Liu uses his body art turned conceptual photography experiment – run through with a healthy dash of humour – to riff on themes of urbanity, pollution and the murky boundaries of the self.

If you're in New York, you can catch a comprehensive collection of his work at Eli Klein Fine Art in Soho until May 11. Entitled Lost in Art (geddit?), the collection pulls together notable images from his ongoing "Hiding in the City" and "Hiding in New York" projects. Good luck finding him.