Conspicuous Camouflage

Artists show that blending in can mean standing out
Implications - Artists are using camouflage to depict subjects that are supposed to blend in but in actuality jump off their canvases. The images allude to a continuous, internal human conflict: to blend in or stand out? They highlight the consumer desire to “fit in” with the rest of society, yet also set himself apart as an individual. Such a concept can be translated to mass-produced goods that also offer customization options or individual attention-grabbing accents—these let the consumer blend in with her peers but express herself at the same time.
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Warm Top 4 Examples: 30,248 Total Clicks Jan 11 - Jun 11
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Creatively Camouflaged Spaces - 'Pavilion for an Artist' Blends into the Natural Environment
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V. Hot 14,976 Clicks Pub: May 27, 11
Creatively Camouflaged Spaces
'Pavilion for an Artist' Blends into the Natural Environment
'Pavilion for an Artist,' designed by DHL Architecture, is a creative space for a visionary artist that blends into its natural environment as a result of its camouflaged exterior. The mandate for the… [More]
Human Chameleons - Liu Bolin Takes the Fine Art of Camouflage to the Extreme (UPDATE)
SCORE: 6.4
Hot 9,284 Clicks Pub: Feb 5, 11
Human Chameleons
Liu Bolin Takes the Fine Art of Camouflage to the Extreme (UPDATE)
Chinese artist, Liu Bolin has devoted himself to the fine art of camouflage. He spends countless hours perfecting the invisible poses used in his photographic portraiture. In fact, he spent three months… [More]
Fade-In Human Art (UPDATE) - Liu Bolin x Kenny Scharf Create NYC Street Art that Confuses Viewers
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Warm 3,374 Clicks Pub: Jun 23, 11
Fade-In Human Art (UPDATE)
Liu Bolin x Kenny Scharf Create NYC Street Art that Confuses Viewers
As many hopefuls venture to New York City to become apart of the "city scene", Liu Bolin has taken this mentality to the next level. In continuing his ongoing series of "invisible" artwork, Bolin camouflages… [More]
Camouflaged Wildlife Art - Ron English Combines Chameleons and Deer
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Mild 2,614 Clicks Pub: Jan 15, 11
Camouflaged Wildlife Art
Ron English Combines Chameleons and Deer
American contemporary artist Ron English is established in breaking the mold with his artfulness. Many of his projects include mash-ups of culture and evolution, with aspects of advertising and branding.… [More]