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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 . . .