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Published on November 4th, 2013 | by Vincent Jobse
360 Magazine: Invisible Man Lui Bolin
The art of being invisible. Without the use of Photoshop or other digital tools:
Lui Bolin, artist form Shandong (China) has specialized in becoming part of his background, literally. Just a camera and paint, technique and a lot of patience will do the trick. The reason for his form of art derives from sheer frustration – feeling unrecognized for his talent. But from this frustration grew this unique and individual art form. Lui’s work is about the relation to the environment and more: “I also want to emphasize and draw people’s attention to the grand scale of cultural development and the role of the single individual”.
Lui is only one representative of a new generation of young Chinese artists and designers. 360 Degrees highlights a list of artists, like graphic designers Wei Minghui, Mei Shuzhi and Ruan Qianrui and product designer Huo Yijin. And it shows new initiatives like Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, the 1+1 Art Centre, China’s Millennium Monument and Beijing’s Today Art Museum. 360 Degrees: “Bejing’s design is booming just like mushroom after rain. (…) It’s potential is beyond your imagination”.
360 design, Concept and Design Magazine
No 47, 2013/09
200 pages / Chinese – English
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