The Dark Art of Tim Hon Hung Lee

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Tim Lee’s large-scale ink drawings and paintings on rice paper are, at a first glance, tightly bound with the visual aesthetics of Chinese painting, while simultaneously referencing elements of traditional European art. The conflation of these visual cultures is unsurprising: Lee is a British artist of Chinese descent. But the work does not just amount to a reverential homage to these past cultures. 

Help Save Adobe Books in San Francisco!

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
One of the most important institutions in the San Francisco art scene is in danger of closing! Adobe Books has been an important part of the lives of artists, writers, and book lovers -- not only for the books, but for the events, gatherings, the gallery, the discussions, and the welcoming spirit of the place. They have a wonderful plan to save and expand the store and gallery, and there is less than 3 days left to help fund it!

Photos: Dennis McNett's "Wolfbat's Ark" @ House Of Vans, Brooklyn

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Last Saturday night, as Manhattan was in full swing of all things Armory Show, Dennis McNett and the Wolfbat team put together a full music, installation, performance, and fine art party at House of Vans in Brooklyn. The show aimed to slay "the demons and storm surge sent by the gods through hurricane Sandy." In other words, a benefit. Tod Seelie was there...

Volcanic Lightning Photographs by Martin Rietze

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Photographer Martin Rietze's trip to the Sakurajima Volcano in Japan happened to coincide with a lightning show (caused by the volcano) that lasted only 20 seconds. In that time, Rietze was able to capture these amazing, hellish shots of smoke, fire, lave bombs, and...lightning.  

Power Plant Architectural Museum by Atelier Zundel Cristea

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Paris-based firm Atelier Zundel Cristea won a competition to transform the Battersea power station into a museum. The concept behind the project was to make it a 'fun' place that would attract people of all ages and display architectural information in addition to allowing people to explore, experiment and share ideas. Paris-based firm Atelier Zundel Cristea won a competition to transform the Battersea power station into a museum. The concept behind the project was to make it a 'fun' place that would attract people of all ages and display architectural information in addition to allowing people to explore, experiment and share ideas. (via designboom)

Floor Plans of Famous Television Shows

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Spanish-based interior designer Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde may spend too much time watching sitcoms but it allowed him to create incredibly detailed floor plans (including furnishing details) of households from The Simpsons, Dexter, Friends, Seinfeld, and many others.  

Illustrations by Matei Apostolescu

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
We are enjoying the work of Matei Apostolescu, a freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Bucharest, Romania. He uses a wide variety of materials to create his vibrant and detailed images, ranging from pencil to markers, to spray paint to Photoshop.

Photographic and Sculpture Works by Yang Yongliang

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Chinese artist Yang Yongliang studied traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy before starting his career as an artist with the goal of "creating new forms of contemporary art." Yang has since created several series of incredible landscapes using photography and digital manipulation, commenting on the pace of urbanization in modern China.  

"Milky Way - Breath," Sculptures by Mihoko Ogaki

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Japanese artist Mihoko Ogaki has combined the night sky with the body in these sculptures constructed from plastic and embedded with LEDs. The light shines out through thousands of tiny holes and illuminates the walls surrounding the sculpture but when they are placed in bright room, the bodies appear to be suffering and dying.  

"Chicken or Beef?" @ The Hole, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 12, 2013
One of our favorites curators of the moment, Jesper Elg of V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, just opened a curated show at The Hole in NYC called Chicken or Beef?. The show itself is loaded with great talent from both America and Europe, curated as a "Transatlantic survey of figurative painting in Europe and America, named after the ubiquitous question posed on transatlantic flights."

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