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.
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."