Liu Bolin

Liu Bolin

Birthdate: 7 January 1973 (China)

Education: A sculptor by training, Liu Bolin obtained an art degree from the Shandong Arts Institute in 1995, followed by a master’s in sculpture at the prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing in 2001. He studied under, then assisted, the contemporary sculptor Sui Jianguo before setting out as an independent artist. Today he is the focus of exhibitions around the world and is collected by the most prestigious international museums.

Aesthetic: Liu Bolin’s work is at the junction of photography and performance. Often named “the invisible man” for his painted camouflage, he explores universal issues about the changes which bring human beings face to face with their own environment.

Influences: Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon and Pablo Picasso.


Discover the Wombat box No 30 by Liu Bolin.

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