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.
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.
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."
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 20, 2013
We don't know much about Chinese artist Mu Boyan other than that she paints naked fat men, sometimes very big and sometimes flying through the air. Boyan has a Masters from the Sculpture department at the the central Academy of Fine Arts in China and we are glad we happened upon her work this morning!
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 15, 2013
The story of a Beijing doctor spending the last 6 years building a mountain villa on the roof of his 26-story apartment building with no permission has been making its rounds on the web recently. We can't even begin to comprehend how he managed to get those materials onto the roof...elevators? The addition covers 1000 square meters of rooftop in artificial rocks, real trees and grass. After residents filed complaints for 6 years about leaks, heavy machinery, and noise, the government finally decided to intervene and give the man a whole 15 days to remove it.