Young artists to watch at START Art Fair
A new wave of emerging young artists are tackling weighty issues from gender politics to urbanisation in their work.
START Art Fair, housed in Chelsea's prestigious Saatchi Gallery, spotlights the fresh faces on the cutting-edge of art. Click through our gallery to see the young artists to watch at this year's edition
Chinese performance artist and photographer Liu Bolin has been dissolving into the background for years now. Using his own body as a canvas, Bolin immerses himself into his environment – at times it's almost impossible to spot him.
Through his sculptures, installations and paintings, Bolin critiques global societies, focusing in particular on his native China. His work is a provocative statement that explores our 'voicelessness', society's consumptive power and our relationship to the environment.
'Disappearing is not the main point of my work,' Bolin once said, 'it's just the method I use to pass on a message. It's my way to convey all the anxiety I feel for human beings.'
During this edition of START, Bolin will be gradually painted in situ against a specially commissioned installation, until he blends into the background becoming almost entirely invisible. Catch him while you can.