Ministry of Tofu translates an articles from Global Times about performance artist Liu Bolin, who paints himself to be camouflaged with his surroundings:
Each of his photos requires long hours of preparation, the longest being ten plus hours. He transforms himself into a painting canvas, and with his assistant’s help, he blends in with the background.
He said he tries to convey message through his works, “Chinese artists are in a very difficult situation. The reason why I came up with this idea is many artists’ workshops were demolished forcibly. I wanted to create a series of photos titled ‘Hiding in the City’ to protest in silence the adverse circumstances artists live in, the terrible attitudes the society takes towards art.”