Cai Guo Qiang's "Falling Back to Earth" @ Queensland GOMA

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Consisting of 99 replicas of wild animals circled around a water pool in one of three major installations by Chinese artist Cai Guo Qiang at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art in Australia. "Falling Back to Earth" features this centerpiece installation along with two other including the striking "Head On2006," featuring 99 wolves leaping into a glass wall!

Zheng Chunhui and the World's Longest Wooden Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Measuring approximately 40 feet long (12.3 meters), this incredible and massive wooden sculpture was carved from a single log! Based on the famous Chinese painting "Along the River During the Quingming Festival," the painstakingly detailed carving took four years and recently was declared the longest continuous wooden sculpture by Guinness World Records.

The Art of Peng Wei

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Chinese artist Peng Wei combines classical Chinese painting and subjects with altered traditional and contemporary materials. While she has focused the majority of her work on garments and shoes, she has recently expanded by applying traditional painting techniques onto three-dimensional objects. 

China Re-imagined by North Korean Propaganda Artists

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Presented earlier this month at Beijing Design Week, The Beautiful Future, is a series of paintings made in Pyongyang, North Korea by a handful of propaganda artists. Commissioned by a pair of Beijing ex-pats who run a North Korean tour guide company, the paintings show contemporary China as it could have been, if it had continued with Maoist ideology. "North Korean artists are the best people at delivering a message without slogans." 

Paintings by Lui Liu

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 16, 2013
This morning we are taking a look at the paintings of Lui Liu. The Chinese artist possesses superb painterly techniques with his unique language finding a wide range of audience around the world. Through his paintings, Lui Liu creates a surreal world that transcends cultures and spaces.

Sculptures by Zhang Huan

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Chinese artist Zhang Huan has become well known for his performance art as well as his sculptural works. This morning we take a look through a collection of some of his sculptures including this 2011 piece titled Q Confucius No.2, a 'massive silica-gel, mechanical bust of an unclothed Confucius rests in a rectangular pool.' The sculpture's breast rises and falls as if the object were breathing!

Thrown to the Wind: 36 Feet of Garbage by Beijing's Wang Zhiyuan

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.

Happy Magic Water Cube, a Waterpark in Beijing

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. 

Hyper-realistic Sculptural Installation by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 30, 2013
Chinese artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu's often controversial work examines on issues of 'perception, death and the human condition.' Previous installations have used human fat tissue and animals. Their most recent exhibition, If I Die, features giant gel and fiberglass manta rays carrying an old woman through the air followed by a swarm of colorful parrots!

Paintings on Glassware by Rui Gesicht

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 26, 2013
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...

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