28 Chinese @ The Asian Art Museum, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 28, 2015
28 Chinese at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco presents artwork from 28 of the most notable Chinese artists working today—from internationally acclaimed stars like Ai Weiwei to the newest generation of game changers like Liu Wei and Xu Zhen. The exhibition presents a multiplicity of perspectives and practices, including painting, photography, new media and breathtaking installation, like Zhu Jinshi’s Boat—a 40-foot creation you’re invited to walk through. 

Stunning Paintings by China's Zhang Linhai

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Chinese artist Zhang Linhai's paintings are surreal but politically charged pieces of art that take the anonymous, homogenous character and places them in either isolation or repetitive masses. The result is an unblinding support for an ominous power.  

The Quiet Surrealism of Li Wentao

Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 09, 2015
Chinese painter Li Wentao has a peculiar vibe; these portraits are stunning and quiet, moving and eerie. We came across the work months ago and compiled some images over time, and wanted to share a few today. Some appear as straight-forward, nearly photoreal portraits, and others fall into classic nude portraits with a thin layer of dream-like effect. 

Paintings and Drawings by Shu Jian Zhang

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 04, 2015
At the first glance, Zhang’s often small-scale paintings would seem to be photorealistic portraits, and although there is a strong emphasis on details, if you give it just a few more seconds to sink in, you would realise that the artist’s intention is not merely to portray his subjects in a way that is closest to reality, but rather, he aims to express his simple yet unconventional concepts in a way that exceeds reality.

Looking With Qiu Yang

Photography // Thursday, January 08, 2015
We stumbled across these awesome photos by Qiu Yang this morning, and just had to share. This one here of the voyeuristic vibe is just priceless. Yang has shot for magazines and organizations like AnOther Mag, Elle, It's Nice That, Wallpaper*, VW, Nowness, Dior, to name a few. 

Where 60% of all the Christmas decorations in the world are made

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Most "things" in the world are made in China, and by things I mean consumer products. Nothing says consumerism like Christmas, and one had to wonder at some point where all the Xmas decorations come from. Well, 60% of the world's Christmas decorations are made in around 600 factories in Yiwa, China. Don't tell your kids. These aren't elves hard at work. 

Lucy McLauchlan in Guangzhou, China

Street Art // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
In the December 2014 issue, we did a mini-feature on British artist Lucy McLauchlan's beautiful new show at Lazarides in London. What we never showed you was Lucy's gigantic new mural she painted in Guangzhou, China right after the show opened in London. A great video was made to document the making of the mural. 

Duke Riley Goes To China

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Artist Duke Riley embarks on an epic journey to China to reenact a legendary race amongst 12 animals that determined the Chinese zodiac.

New Paintings on Glassware by Rui Gesicht

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 16, 2014
We came across these fun and creative paintings on glassware by Rui Gesicht of faces that look like they are trapped inside. We've been enjoying staring at the bizarre, distorted faces all morning and wishing there were more of them...

Drawings by Qiu Jie

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 28, 2014
Qiu Jie trained both in Chinese high-realism and European multi-media schools, also working professionally as a decorator and designer. His drawings are informed from a wide range of aesthetic influences and carry a sense of myth making, exotica, and expedition through mysterious terrains of the imagination.
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