Juxtapoz // Monday, May 21, 2012
We love a good bit of noir in the morning, and we came across a whole series of femme fatales from Beijing-based fine artist, Mu Lei. A great use of a simple palette, with a piercing stare and vivid red lip makes these a stunning series.
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 20, 2012
This breathtaking body of photographs taken by Nadav Kander has won him the Prix Pictet prize back in 2010 as well as our adoration. Its best we allow Kander to explain the project in his own words (below is merely an excerpt from a longer statement) and then let the photos tell the rest of the story through their beautifully minimal compositions and seductively subdued hues.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 29, 2012
There was so much good work from Beijing, China-based artist Na Zhao, that we couldn't single out what to feature. Her works are large format, penci on paper universes, full of rich detail and sprawling scenes. We chose our favorite, Competing Soil.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 23, 2012
A history lesson from Brooklyn's Duke Riley: Thousands of years ago, the Jade Emperor decided to assign an animal’s name to every year, in order to simplify the calendar for the people of China. A swimming race amongst twelve animals across the mighty river was organized to determine the sequential order in which year they would appear. This would become the Shengxiao, the Chinese zodiac. And now, Duke is going to recreate this race.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Tonight, March 20, Eli Klein in New York City will open a new exhibition with the internationally renowned Invisible Man, Chinese photographer and "chameleon," Liu Bolin. Lost In Art will present new photographs from both Bolin's Hiding in the City and Hiding in New York series, as well as his recent collaboration with Harper’s Bazaar and fashion giants Gaultier, Lanvin, Missoni, and Valentino.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 17, 2012
The mystery of sex doll creation is fully revealed in this somewhat disturbing and comprehensive photo exposé from photographer Jason Lee, who was granted access to the Ningbo Yamei plastic toy factory on the outskirts of Fenghua, Zhejiang province in China. Lee documents the production of the company's 13 types of dolls, selling more than 50,000 last year at an average price of $16.00 USD and primarily exported to Japan, Korea, and Turkey.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 10, 2012
For a long time, we weren't quite sure if the subjects in Beijing, China based Yue Minjun's paintings were self-portraits or a personal character created. They are indeed self-portraits. We just read that Yue is often classified as part of the Chinese "Cynical Realist" movement in art developed in China since 1989. Yue rejects this label.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 23, 2012
Vhils was recently in China for his solo exhibition at 18 Gallery and chipped away at a few walls while in town. The show itself starts on March 31, but Vhils has a public art exhibition that just started on the streets on Shanghai.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 17, 2012
This is an interesting project by Chinese creative agency, Senseteam, where they "cut apart and recompose the currencies of countries from around the world in an examination of identity and cultural desires that links together wealth, branding, and human expressions and ethnicities." The results are very unique.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Chinese photographer Li Wei uses no post-production after-effects to create his half performance art, half photographic artwork. What you see here are optical illusions, with wires and platforms obscured by Wei's trickery. And he appears often in his own work, so when you see the monk flying into the air, that is the artist himself.