Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 25, 2013
Art fairs, especially when you get on the circuit like we have been over the past few years, can be overwhelming. Art Basel Hong Kong is no different. There is a ton to see, lots of new galleries to read up on, maybe some similar artists, but mostly this is a crash course in over 50 Asian galleries that we didn't have first-hand experience with.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 24, 2013
This week in China kicked off the first edition of Art Basel Hong Kong, the world's most famed art fair that has already taken over Basel, Switzerland in June each year and Miami in December. This particular edition focuses primarily on Asia and Asia-Pacific galleries, given us at Juxtapoz a chance to see new talent and new artists that we have yet to see in person. Yesterday, we took a walk through the first floor of the Hong Kong EXPO center...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 23, 2013
With a stunning backdrop, 79 floors above Hong Kong, we attended the special pop-up gallery show of Retna and Keith Haring tonight in Hong Kong during the Art Basel festivities. Featuring iconic Haring works mixed with new works by Los Angeles-based Retna, the works played in unison of a both an exploration of language and unique character construction.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, February 23, 2013
Despite being ranked by The Economist as the world's most livable city, Hong Kong has a huge number of people who lived in very cramped conditions. To highlight this issue, the Society for Community Organization comissioned these birds eye view photographs of people's cubicle-sized apartments.
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 21, 2013
Carne Griffiths works primarily with calligraphy ink, graphite and liquids, such as tea brandy, vodka and whisky when he draws and then manipulates the drawn line. After graduating from Maidstone college of art Carne served an apprenticeship and worked as a gold wire embroidery designer for 12 years, hence floral pattern, repetition and flow play a large part in his work.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 13, 2012
Victo Ngai is a NY based illustrator from Hong Kong, graduated from Rhode Island School of Design. "Victo" is not a boy nor a typo, but a nickname derived from Victoria - a leftover from the British colonization. Some of her clients include The New Yorker, The New York Times, Leo Burnett, McDonald's, Adidas Hong Kong, Bank Simple, Tor Books and the International Herald Tribune.
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 // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Lane Crawford BLITZ is thrilled to host acclaimed visual artist, James Jean (December 2010 cover artist) to Hong Kong this 24th to 26th October. The celebrated artist and designer will launch his highly sought-after OVM line of jewellery and accessories for the first time in store, as well as a special collection of scarves, pouches and iphone veils in a custom design exclusively for BLITZ Lane Crawford.
Illustration // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Victo Ngai is a New York based illustrator from Hong Kong. 'Victo' is short for 'Victoria,' a leftover from British colonization. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design's illustration program, Victo has received recognition from the New York Times, Communication Arts, American Illustration, Spectrum, SOI NY, SILA, 3X3, Applied Arts and CMYK mag, Digital Artist UK and many more.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 07, 2012
After a long talk with Conor Harrington recently, we have become very fascinated with the idea of motion in paintings. When we came across the work of Hong Kong-based Simon Birch recently, we loved the way the artist depicted motion, both in his subjects and also with the surreal elements to his paintings.