Chinese by birth, Liu Bolin grew up in Shandong Province, China and attended the Shandong College of Arts. As an artist he's become most famous for his series of photographs depicting him set among the backdrop of popular Chinese culture.
Inspiration Feed explains the intentions behind Liu Bolin's art: Symbolizing humanity that is "invisible" when set against the busy, bustling culture of China's capital, Bolin's photos are amazing to look at, and thought-provoking at the same time.
The Smithsonian writes, "Shut down by the Chinese government, Liu Bolin has mastered the art of disappearing." And while it's fun to search for Liu (like Where's Waldo) in each photo, the idea that such humanity and creativity could be hindered among Chinese culture is sobering to us. As such, Liu Bolin's art is that much more powerful.
His work speaks for itself. But, as a tribute to the Invisible Artist, we wanted to put together a video showcasing his awesome work. In the video below, we assembled some of his best photos and had local Pittsburgh producer and MC, Pav Medicinal, create the original musical track.
About the music in our video: Pav Medicinal is an up and coming local Pittsburgh producer and MC. We thought his music would compliment Liu Bolin's art, so we asked him to produce the track that's used in this slide show. Check out Pav's mixtape, The Wooden Meditation, if you like what you hear!