Urban camouflage for hiding undetected in everyday scenarios

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Monday 11 November 2013

Camouflage is a primal skill, so it’s no wonder that artists have a field day reinterpreting it in the context of our urban lives. French artist Laurent La Gamba, who has a vast body of work revolving around people in acrylic-painted protective suits who would totally disappear into their surroundings if not for the wide […]

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Cecilia Paredes camouflages bodies against wallpaper

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By Cecilia Timm in New Art on Monday 8 October 2012

Cecilia Paredes is a Peruvian-born artist whose work beautifully blends bodies against a wallpapered background. While the idea is not new, the execution and delicate beauty of these images makes them so modern and meditative. Failing to camouflage the hair has drawn criticism from some, but I think it adds interest and life to these […]

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Chinese artist Liu Bolin makes himself become invisible

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Art on Friday 10 June 2011

Who said becoming invisible was impossible? Well, whoever it was was that crushed our childhood fantasies never got around to Chinese artist, Liu Bolin, who is able to camouflage himself deeply amongst any surroundings. His art is intended as a protest against the persecution of artists by the Chinese government, and each photo takes him some ten hours to stage.

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