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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
INSA's latest work is set in the interior of a restaurant in Shanhai. "A user activated Lighting installation cascades through the space terminating in INSA's trademark 'Grafitti Fetish' - an exploration of the iconography of modern aspirations: for the artist, the graffiti fetish concisely embodies the central concern of his output. The graffiti fetish pattern derives from two archetypal icons associated with contemporary femininity: high heels and curves...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Exceptional body painting by China-born, Tokyo-based artist who goes under the moniker of Pinpin Co. We don't often post or see a lot of body painting and art that we love, but this is some of the most innovative, stunning, and original work we have seen in quite some time.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Zhao Jinhe was born and raised in China. His work addresses the dramatic shifts in culture the country is experiencing, the materiality of the modern world clashing with traditional values. Jinhe situates himself in the midst of this conflict by painting himself clothed in the pajamas of a mental patient. In his work he references both AK47s and Zen Buddhist painting.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Chinese artist Yang Yongliang studied traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy before starting his career as an artist with the goal of "creating new forms of contemporary art." Yang has since created several series of incredible landscapes using photography and digital manipulation, commenting on the pace of urbanization in modern China.