Matthieu Lavanchy and Mr Schuhlmann
This is Mr Schuhlmann, the fictional star of a set of images by Swiss photographer Matthieu Lavanchy. Schuhlmann suffers from persecution mania and so takes bizarre steps to protect himself from imagined threats. Lavanchy’s series helped him become joint winner of the photography prize at this year’s Hyères Festival, along with fellow countryman Yann Gross.
Liu Bolin: The art of camouflage
Chinese artist Liu Bolin creates performances that use the human body as a living sculpture. His Camouflage series (Supermarket, 2010, shown right) looks at how to blend in or stand out in today’s world. Liu Bolin: The art of camouflage is at the Young Gallery, Brussels until August 30.
Kate D Macdowell – Romulus and Remus
American artist Kate D Macdowell hand sculpts her works out of porcelain, building them petal by petal, branch by branch. Though she mostly sells to collectors, she has also been commissioned for illustration work by the New York Times Magazine. Shown here is Romulus and Remus, 2009. Photograph: Dan Kvitka (kvitkaphotography.com)