"China: Undercurrents" Photographs by Ian Teh

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."

Bizarre Sculptures by Liu Xue

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...

City DNA Paintings by Lu Xinjian

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.

Update: The Photography of Maleonn

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!

The Colorful Rock Formations of Zhangye Danxia

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Our featured artist today is the always unbelievable Mother Nature! Her Zhangye Danxia Landform is an incredible expanse of mountains and streaks of incredible color that is the result of millions of years of tectonic plate movements, water flow fissures, erosion, and oxidization. Amazing!

Installations Constructed From Discarded Lottery Tickets

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 02, 2013
Under the artists’ name Ghost of a Dream, Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom started a collaborative project in New York, where the two artists live. Based on collages and large scale objects, their strongly visual works revolve around promises of wealth offered by the lottery. Lottery tickets are pasted everywhere inGhost of a Dream’s work. These scratched tickets carry real dreams that mostly disappear just as quickly as they come

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." 

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