Erotica // Monday, November 24, 2014
When we saw that Kris Kuksi named Beijing-born artist Zhang Jingna as his favorite artist in Joshua Liner Gallery's "Your Favorite Artist's Favorite Aritst," we were intrigued to find out more about the now NYC-based photographer. And what we found were some dark, cinematic, personal and commericial works that span the globe.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Beijing-based artist Cao Hui has constructed and dissected classical sculptures to reveal raw, fleshy, innards. Hui has previously pulled the guts out of a sofa and opened the gruesome, gory inside of a suitcase.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 08, 2014
At the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) 2014 Annual Student Exhibition in Beijing is this hand-painted larger-than-life plaster sculpture. A graduate student of CAFA, studying figurative sculpture, created this piece in reference to the notable painting ‘Liberty Leading the People’ by French painter Eugene Delacriox commemorating the July Revolution of 1830. Relative to history, this pop art and kitschy piece heightens our awareness as consumers of the media in any society. This is a universal problem so…July Revolution of 2014?
Illustration // Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Based in Beijing artist and designer Nod Young illustrated this traditional Chinese story titled Journey To The West. Young has been imagining what these characters could look like for over a decade and he has now finally personified them.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 02, 2013
Under the artists’ name Ghost of a Dream, Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom started a collaborative project in New York, where the two artists live. Based on collages and large scale objects, their strongly visual works revolve around promises of wealth offered by the lottery. Lottery tickets are pasted everywhere inGhost of a Dream’s work. These scratched tickets carry real dreams that mostly disappear just as quickly as they come
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 18, 2013
Following the overwhelming response to her debut UK exhibition last year, Beijing-based artist Ye Hongxing opened an exhibit at Scream in London this October. Hongxing creates jewel-like mosaics of a hybrid reality using a collage of stickers on canvas. Usually collected during childhood, this mass-produced, kitsch material is deftly applied to create kaleidoscopic and highly detailed compositions.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 11, 2013
Beijing-based artist, Wang Zhiyuan, creates towering tornado sculptures from hundreds of plastic containers discarded as trash. The artist’s intent is to create something visually appealing while highlighting the prevalence of litter and pollution in his hometown of Beijing. This particular outdoor piece is entitled Thrown to the Wind and is 36-feet high.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 04, 2013
That isn't a screenshot from an underwater Pixar film, it is an actual water park in Beijing, China! It is located in the former home of swimming and diving events during the 2008 Olympics, the Beijing National Aquatic Center. Designed by Forrec Ltd., the colorful fantastical world sits in one of the few structures to remain in use and profitable following the event.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 15, 2013
The story of a Beijing doctor spending the last 6 years building a mountain villa on the roof of his 26-story apartment building with no permission has been making its rounds on the web recently. We can't even begin to comprehend how he managed to get those materials onto the roof...elevators? The addition covers 1000 square meters of rooftop in artificial rocks, real trees and grass. After residents filed complaints for 6 years about leaks, heavy machinery, and noise, the government finally decided to intervene and give the man a whole 15 days to remove it.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 11, 2013
In his latest series, Chinese Landscapes, Beijing-based artist Huang Yan emulated traditional painting styles from the Song Dynasty on the human body. By using the human body as a canvas, Huang has reinterpreted a traditional practice and reinforced 'Taoist concepts that imply a sense of harmony between man and his environment.'