World-renowned Chinese artist Liu Bolin has created a new work for a solo exhibition called Art Hacker. One of the works from this series included re-creating da Vinci’s classical masterpiece, the Mona Lisa. Instead of using paints on a traditional medium, Bolin uses scores of human bodies as his canvas. A press release promoting this exhibition notes the following about Bolin’s re-imagined Mona Lisa.
Provocatively challenging the viewer to question what is above and beneath the surface, the work intends to reflect upon the complex relationship between the past and the present, the reality and the illusion, as well as individuality and history.
The following close-up helps to show how the human subjects were painted to re-create this classic painting.
(via Klein Sun Gallery)