|Incredible body camouflage art by Australian artist
Adelaide-based artist Emma Hack, 39, paints beautiful works of art where she blends male and female models and sometimes even exotic animals into complex background images.
She began her career as a humble make-up artist, painting children's faces. Gradually, she moved towards painting human canvases and incorporating them into backgrounds to give an illusion of flat surfaces.
Her works have been compared to Chinese artist Liu Bolin, who depicts himself blending into the surroundings as a silent protest against the Chinese government.
However, Hack's works were actually inspired by Veruschka, a famous 60s and 70s model who painted herself against naturalistic settings.
Hack's first camouflage work took 19 hours to complete. Today, it still takes her anywhere between 8 to 15 hours to complete a project, depending on how complex it is.
Click on thumbnail to view the beautiful works of art. (Photos: Emma Hack, Internet)
|Chinese artist who gets lost in his work - literally
Meet Liu Bolin, the Chinese artist who gets so engrossed in his work that he disappears into it - literally.
Born in China’s Shandong province, the 39-year-old is one of the most popular Chinese artists of the present, receiving international recognition for his distinctive photography and sculptures.
Liu was inspired to create his "Hiding in the City" series, depicting himself blending into the surroundings, after the Chinese government destroyed Beijing artist village Suo Jia Cun in 2005.
The works highlight the lack of protection Chinese artists receive from their own government, depicting how artists often have a troubled relationship with their surroundings.
Each photograph typically takes up to 10 hours to complete, with an assistant helping to paint him invisible.
Click on thumbnail to view (Photos: Liu Bolin, Reuters, Eli Klein Fine Art, China Daily, ifa-gallery)