Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 29, 2012
This is one we wish we could head to Hong Kong for, Takashi Murakami's first show in Hong Kong at Gagosian Gallery. This exhibition explores one of the central dichotomies of his art—between joy and terror, his optimistic magnanimity as an artist and his pessimistic perspective on postwar Japan. It opens/opened tonight, November 29, in Hong Kong.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 25, 2012
This isn't so much an art story so much as it is just a plain awesome story. Luo Baogen and his wife refused to leave their home in Wenling, Zhejiang, China because they felt that the government's relocation compensation was not enough for them to rebuild a new home. So instead, they stayed put and made the government build a road around their 5-story home.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Yangtze – The Long River, is the name of the Nadav Kander debut opening exhibition in New York City at Flowers Gallery. This series of photographs are the result of 5 trips to the banks of the Yangtze, the longest river in Asia and the third longest river in the world, from mouth to source over a period of 3 years. Nadav softly captures unique juxtaposed scenarios of birth and destruction in flux of China’s economical growth.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 10, 2012
The series Extreme Illusion by Liu Baomin cast doubts itself. This series is a visual account which opposes the sense of reality, and therefore the paintings of Liu Baomin portray everything that happened and his happening in the world as nothing but a sense of void...
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 03, 2012
With China having the highest number of cars on the road in the world, estimated at 500 million vehicles, a simple and effective public art project has the capability of bringing awareness to the situation. DDB China Group was asked to create an outdoor advertisement to urge people to make a change for their environment, such as walk more and drive less.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
This works on many levels. Chinese artist, Qiu Zhijie, created the Oil Can Dragon, a public sculpture that featured, you guessed it, oil cans reorganized and re-imagined into a dragon. In 2011, the oil can dragon was was placed at the doors of the CAFA Biennale art exhibition in Beijing, and as we just read, in traditional Chinese culture, use of oil drums suggests a tension between the natural and modern worlds.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 10, 2012
We don't normally marvel at swimming pools on this site, but when we saw this one today, we couldn't help but think this was the swimming pool of Bruce Wayne type parameters. At the Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao (yes you read it right, the Holiday Inn) there resides a glass bottomed pool, 24-stories high. Yes, you can see what imminent death looks like while in swim trunks.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 03, 2012
It was all about the 3D paintings. For the 2012 Magic Art exhibition in Hangzhou, which lies in the Eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, visitors were entertained to the tune of interacting with 3D paintings, literally getting to exist within a painting itself. According to the International Business Times, the Chinese outsourced the work to "15 South Korean artists, exclusively for the Hangzhou's Magic Art Special Exhibition, over a period of four months."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 02, 2012
We were searching for an artist with a burst of color this morning, and remembered how much we loved the work of Shanghai-based Shan Jiang when we have seen it in commercial endeavors over the years. The graphic designer, illustrator, and art director now works in London with design company Shotopop.
Illustration // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Chinese artist Zhou Fan's fantastical world is based on a series of dreams he had as a child. Fan's vivid recollection of these dreams crystallizes in a set of paintings where mushrooms, jellyfish tentacles and fish heads blossom from human forms in vibrant neons and pastels. "Somehow I feel that it is easier to focus on dreams than reality," says Fan of his work.