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Streets: Ludo (China)

After a series of public interventions the last few years in China, Ludo returned once again to Far East to work on more pieces for his Ephemera project. This time, he is collaborating with non-profit organization called Tencent Foundation and its major media company Tencent QQ. This collection of work on the streets started back in October 2014 as part of the French artist’s personal research and interest rundown and neglected areas of the country. After traveling around the the Asian county and getting it to know it better, the project reached a […]

Streets: Seth Globepainter (China)

Back in March and April, Julien Malland aka Seth Globepainter spent another couple of weeks traveling and painting around the Fengjing and Shanghai area in China. After two trips in 2014 and 2015 (covered here and here), the Paris-based artist returned to create more work influenced by the local tradition, culture, social and economic situation, as well as the setting he was working in. Whether by choosing the color palette, working within a certain format or by creating an image that extends the found situation, the produced works show […]

Cai Guo-Qiang – “Sky Ladder” (China)

Explosive Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang recently successfully unleashed his Sky Ladder over Huiyu Island in Quanzhou to celebrate his grandmother’s 100th birthday. This fourth and final attempt is a culmination of 21 years of hard work to realize a vision he had when he was a child. Assisted by a helium balloon and ladder covered with pyrotechnics, the stunning display rose 500 meters into the air and lasted two and a half minutes. He further states – “Behind Sky Ladder lies a clear childhood dream of mine. […]

Streets: Seth Globepainter (China)

Shortly after the opening of his sold out solo show in Paris (covered), Seth Globepainter took off on another trip to the Far East. Similar to his last trip to China in December 2014 (covered), the French artist painted a series of works featuring his signature children characters in different settings and environments, often collaborating with local artists. The first part of the trip included a mural project for the Beijing Opera. This was painted at the Power Station of Art, the biggest contemporary art institution […]

Previews: Ludo – “Fly Me To The Moon” @ Magda Danysz Gallery (Shanghai)

Ludo (interviewed) is currently in Shanghai, putting the final touches on the works for his upcoming solo show opening on March 21st at Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai. Fly Me To The Moon is a project that includes works that the young French artist worked on during his visits since November 2014 until March 2015. During these visits he pasted many street works around Shanghai and Hong Kong, soaked in the visuals and the energy of the locales, but also collected materials for producing gallery works. His signature imagery […]

Streets: Seth Globepainter (China)

Julien Malland aka Seth Globepainter spent the last few weeks of 2014 travelling and painting around China. Familiar with the country and the culture after visiting several times in the past, the French artist and world explorer was able to leave his mark around different areas of Shanghai. Always trying to connect his work with local culture, symbols and familiar elements, his dreamy characters got a Chinese makeover during this trip. Painted wearing recognizable uniforms and clothing, familiar hairstyles, or surrounded with Chinese text, his emotive works subtly […]

Streets: Ludo (Hong Kong / Shanghai)

Right after releasing his recent limited edition lithograph (covered), Ludo (interviewed) traveled back to Hong Kong and China, and pasted some fresh works there. Continuing his ongoing Chaos Theory theme with butterflies as a signature character, in Hong Kong he left an image of a butterfly with handcuffs holding his wings along with the Both Sides of a Gun image he introduced in France back in August. These new pieces are probably referring to the  turbulent situation in the country and the clashes of protesters with the […]

Previews: Gary Baseman – “The Door Is Always Open” @ K11 (Shanghai)

Continuing to tour the world, Gary Baseman (interviewed) and his The Door Is Always Open has reached Shanghai. Opening tonight with over 500 pieces of art and art objects, his fans in China will enjoy some of what other collectors saw back in Taipei & Los Angeles. Stop by for a look yourself through March 5th… Discuss Gary Baseman here.

Streets: Ludo (Shanghai)

Only few weeks after opening his solo show in London (covered), Ludo took off on another adventure continuing to spread his imagery around the world. Following up on his series of public works he’s already done in Thailand and Japan earlier this year, the French artist recently visited China and manage to leave his mark in one of the most restricted and controlled countries. Placing his green & black pasteups on some ruined buildings somewhere in Shanghai, Ludo combined nicely his recognizable post apocalyptic imagery with […]

Recap: Cai Guo-Qiang – “The Ninth Wave” @ Power Station of Art (Part III)

Part III of our coverage of Cai Guo-Qiang’s The Ninth Wave exhibition takes us inside the Power Station of Art in Shanghai as walk through the work on display. After an explosive opening ceremony and an initial public showcase of a new piece down the river, the Chinese artist treated fans in his home country to a sampling of his diverse work. Highlights include his famous suspended installation of a pack of swarming wolves, the commissioned gunpowder works we saw him create, as well as the […]
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