Juxtapoz // Friday, June 06, 2014
Through his personal and unique style, Yin Jun powerfully expresses the emotions of the increasingly demanding and materialistic society of which we are all a part. The oppressed and weak cry and shout through captivating childish faces, letting others know about their dreams, frustrations and hopes as they release their inner feelings.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 30, 2014
Chinese artist Yang Yongliang has unveiled his largest work to date, From the New World. In this epic digital collage, Yongliang constructs a dystopian future, a crowded and creepy landscape. This piece continues the same necessary dialogue as his earlier works, commenting on the critical effects of unsustainable and unchecked development most of us are witnessing in large cities close to us
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Chinese based photographer/fine artist/performance artist/street artist/camouflage king Liu Bolin just opened a new series of works at Scream in London, and our friend Butterfly went to check out the opening. "The Heroic Apparition" is Bolin's first solo show in the UK, another wonderful series of politically themed works based on exploring identity and the position of artist in China.
Illustration // Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Based in Beijing artist and designer Nod Young illustrated this traditional Chinese story titled Journey To The West. Young has been imagining what these characters could look like for over a decade and he has now finally personified them.
Photography // Thursday, January 23, 2014
Chinese photographer Zhang Xiao studied Architecture at University and it wasn't until he found an old camera that he discovered his desire to pursue the craft as a career and hobby. While working for the Chongqing Morning Post, Xiao would bring two cameras, one for work and one for his personal photos. Eventually the monotony of the work and job led him to quit and is currently working as a freelance photographer. He has since produced several wonderful projects documenting Chinese culture undergoing societal changes.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 15, 2014
China-born, Kansas-based artist Hong Chun Zhang has a fascination with hair, whether large format charcoal drawings of hair that extend to the floors of a gallery, or her Hairy Object series that puts hair in absurd situations, the work is both well-rendered and fascinating. Some people feel repulsed by a clump of hair, and Zhang embraces it.
Photography // Wednesday, January 08, 2014
For his series China: Undercurrents, photographer Ian Teh took several 1000 km road-trips along the frontiers of Russia and North Korea along the Chinese border. "...this work is an exploration of the surreal lives that exist in these artificial places, special economic zones that have been created by governmental mandates."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Combining human and animal elements, Chinese sculptor Liu Xue creates strange, realistic, hybrid creatures. Whether its a man with tiny bat wings, a half-woman, half-chicken, or a fat frog-legged man pondering his predicament, you'll find it here...
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 06, 2014
Based on aerial views from Google Earth, Chinese artist Lu Xinjian creates abstract paintings of major cities across the world in his series City DNA. What appears to be a mess of abstract shapes and colors, soon becomes a coherent view of the subject city, allowing the city's nuances and unique characteristics to shine through.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Shanghai-based photographer, Maleonn, is probably one of China's best kept secrets. His work can be scary, beautiful, and full of spirit. More importantly, It represents a crucial moment in China's ever growing contemporary art scene. He's also updated his site with a few new works since we last checked it out!