Femme Fatales by Beijing's Mu Lei

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 21, 2012
We love a good bit of noir in the morning, and we came across a whole series of femme fatales from Beijing-based fine artist, Mu Lei. A great use of a simple palette, with a piercing stare and vivid red lip makes these a stunning series.

Na Zhao "Competing Soil"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 29, 2012
There was so much good work from Beijing, China-based artist Na Zhao, that we couldn't single out what to feature. Her works are large format, penci on paper universes, full of rich detail and sprawling scenes. We chose our favorite, Competing Soil.

Dissolving Sculptures by Unmask

Juxtapoz // Sunday, March 18, 2012
Liu Zhan, Kuang Jun and Tan Tianwei are Beijing-based artists who go under the collective name, Unmask. We are quite impressed with their series of sculptures, made from stainless steel, that appear to be dissolving in air.

In Street Art: CCTV Headquarters in Beijing

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 15, 2011
Located in Beijing, China, the CCTV Headquarters is a remarkable project designed by architect Rem Koolhaas. With a fire nearly burning down a neighboring building and a Chinese critic publishing an article stating the building was modeled after a pornographic image of a naked women on her hands and knees, it’s surprising the building reached completion.

In Street Art: The Sidewalk Pod

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Twenty four -year old architect, Dia Haifei built an egg–shaped pod on the sidewalk to evade Beijing’s extreme rent prices. Haifei was inspired to design and build the structure after seeing a conceptual project named “City’s Egg” which was held at the Shanghai Biennale exhibition.

Sidewalk Pod Home

Street Art // Monday, June 27, 2011
Twenty four -year old architect, Dia Haifei built an egg–shaped pod on the sidewalk to evade Beijing’s extreme rent prices. Haifei was inspired to design and build the structure after seeing a conceptual project named “City’s Egg” which was held at the Shanghai Biennale Exhibition. Using bamboo as the frame and wood chips for insulation, one can sleep warm through the night. The egg-house uses a small solar panel to power a lamp and a handful of other electrical necessities inside, making it functional and livable.  

The Art of Xiang Jing

Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 08, 2011
Wow, this is really good, interesting sculpture work. Chinese artist Xiang Jing, based in Beijing, has been collected by Charles Saatchi, and has shown in major exhibitions around the world. And really, all we can say is wow. Fantastic work. More after the jump . . .
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