Victo Ngai

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.

Takashi Murakami "Flowers & Skulls" @ Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong

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.

James Jean: OVM x Blitz @ Lane Crawford, 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.

The Fantastical World of Victo Ngai

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.

Paintings by Simon Birch

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.

The White Deer

Illustration // Thursday, September 20, 2012
Gorgeous illustrations by a young artist by the name of Peony in Hong Kong. Born in 1990, Peony has just barley begun on her creative journey, but judging from her descipline and talent, we have a feeling she has nothing to worry about. Soft human/animal portraits filled with flora, fauna and emotion.

Friendswithyou "Happy Rainbow" @ Tuen Mun Town Plaza, Hong Kong

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 30, 2012
After the success of their first animation, Cloudy, the LA-based team that is FriendsWithYou have just completed a very birght, happy looking public art installation, Happy Rainbow, at the Tuen Mun Town Plaza in Hong Kong. Happy Rainbow is an interactive rainbow shrine, created for people of all ages to experience.This 16 piece exhibit varies from a forty-foot interactive bounce house, to fiberglass, plush and resin sculptures, all unified to make an exhibit that is multi sensory and powerful in its complexity.

Photoreal Drawings by Paullung

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Wow, if you think this image looks like a photo, wait until you get to the ones of the cats. We just stumbled across the work of Paullung in the wee hours of the morning, and it took us a bit to start seeing that what we were looking at were illustrations. The Hong King-based artist definitely has a good hand.

INSA's Girls on Bikes Series Debuts in Hong Kong

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 08, 2011
We have known INSA for a few years, even had the London-based artist grace the subscriber cover in September 2010. He recently completed his Girls on Bikes project, where volunteer models, bikes (INSA’s preferred icon of commodified culture), and large scale painted walls to create momentary installations in public spaces.

“Damien Hirst: The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011” across all 11 Gagosian Spaces

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 08, 2011
Gagosian Gallery will be starting off 2012 with quite a bang, exhibiting “Damien Hirst: The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011” across all 11 of their spaces in New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Athens, Geneva, and Hong Kong. This is the first time Gagosian has dedicated all locations at once to a body of work by one artist.
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