Born in Shandong in 1973, performance artist and photographer Liu Bolin is Champagne Ruinart’s Artist of the Year. These striking images, which can take up to 10 hours to prepare, were created during a residence at Ruinart in August 2017.
Bolin highlights the expertise of the Champagne workers – from labelling operators, to cellar master – demonstrating their close relationship with nature by camouflaging them, literally blending them into their natural environment.
‘From the vineyards to the cellars, Ruinart winemakers draw the best from nature without causing harm,’ said the artist, who puts himself into each shot. ‘I wanted to use this series to showcase their work.’