Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
INSA's latest work is set in the interior of a restaurant in Shanhai. "A user activated Lighting installation cascades through the space terminating in INSA's trademark 'Grafitti Fetish' - an exploration of the iconography of modern aspirations: for the artist, the graffiti fetish concisely embodies the central concern of his output. The graffiti fetish pattern derives from two archetypal icons associated with contemporary femininity: high heels and curves...
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 16, 2013
We came across some beautiful works by fine artist Lu Cong this morning, and although the majority of the work focues on the faces of the subject, this one piece of the floating women caught our attention the most. Cong was born in Shanghai in 1978, and he moved to the US when he was 11, and interestingly, graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in Biology and Art in 2000.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 22, 2013
LeBasse Projects just opened its first in a series of exhibitions in Asia by presenting German duo Herakut in a collaboration with JOYCE, a pioneer in luxury retail. JOYCE was the first to discover and introduce international fashion designers to Hong Kong in 1971 and today collaborates with the world’s most talented creatives to provide a personalized and unique edit of the very best fashion and artistic collections. This show launches the opening of the new JOYCE Shanghai flagship store.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Our favorite pieces from the Shanghai, China-based Mojo Wang are the ones that do not feature faces. His newest work, People Mountain, People Se, feature grayscaled characters, no faces, saluting and communicating in unison. Maybe the theme of anonymity will carry us through 2013?
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 // 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.
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 // Thursday, August 25, 2011
French photographer Alain Delorme created this series, Totems, while living in Shanghai, China in 2009. As noted on his website, while one is usually fascinated by the delusion of grandeur of Chinese society, Delorme chose to focus on the individuals running around the city. The work is currently on display in Bilbao at Sala Rekalde.
Street Art // Friday, February 18, 2011
A good way to send us into the weekend, a few photos of TED Award winner JR putting up pieces around Los Angeles, which he will be doing for the next few weeks for his "The Wrinkles of the City" project. Looks like JR put up some pieces in Venice and downtown already. Images after the jump . . .
Street Art // Monday, January 10, 2011
In October 2010, our Shanghai correspondent visited the opening of JR's Wrinkles of the City at the Magda Dansyz Gallery in Shanghai, China. Now, one of the biggest artists of the moment, and the 2011 TED Award winner has released a short video based on the work and his time in Shanghai. Watch after the jump...