In a series of mind-boggling pictures Liu melts into any background, almost entirely invisible in front of red phone boxes, Chinese flags and even earthquake rubble.Mr Bolin generally uses assistants who help to paint him in readiness for performances. The following YouTube video provides more insight into how the artist prepares for and stages his performances:
It means people walking by while he is carrying out his performance often have no idea he is nearby until he moves away. Liu said he wanted to show how city surroundings affected people living in them and how.
He said the inspiration behind his work was a sense of not fitting in to modern society and as a silent protest against the Government's persecution of artists.