Nature's Revenge: A Fishing Village in China Reclaimed

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 16, 2015
This isn't so much an art update as it is just a cool sight. Near the Yangtze River off the eastern coast of China, a small fishing village has been reclaimed by nature, sort of a Josh Keyes-ian but in real-life scenario happening as we speak. From MyModernMet, "Once a thriving settlement merely half a century ago, Houtou Wan Village was gradually deserted when the small bay could no longer meet the needs of the increasing number of fishing boats."

Watch: "An Emo Nose" by Wong Ping

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 08, 2015
Chinese animator Wong Ping has one of the most wonderfully bizarre imaginations we've encountered. Where his ideas come from we don't know, but we love his animations and always look forward to seeing more. This latest one, called "An Emo Nose," explores his loneliness after his nose tragically decides to leave him. As a result of his nose being gone he loses interest in any kind of social activity and actually starts to enjoy the loneliness as he observes the ugliness of people around him. 

28 Chinese @ The Asian Art Museum, SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 05, 2015
“You have to go to the art. It has more meaning when you see it in context.” Mera Rubell, the former Head Start schoolteacher speaks from experience, and unabashedly, from the heart, as does her husband Don. When asked what he remembers most of his visit to China, “the humanity” is his answer. The couple was in San Francisco for the June 5 opening of 28 Chinese which ushers a summer series at the Asian Art Museum. The couple started collecting years ago on a $25 per month art budget and reminisced about the Mud Bar where their friend Keith Haring curated a show by Tseng Kwong back in the day.

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.
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