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3.20.2009

The Incredible Illustrations of James Jean!




I love the work by James Jean but I will let Mars say it best "Jean is an artist based in Los Angeles, California. He was educated at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn before moving to Los Angeles in 2003. In a ceaseless torrent of images, his finely wrought and narrative-driven work has captured the attention of a world-wide audience and the admiration of other artists, designers, and filmmakers. Renowned for his draftsmanship, imagination, and ability to span the commercial and fine art worlds, Jean has created a deeply involved body of work that has been widely featured in print, fabric, large-scale installations, and animation." Take the time and check out is work at http://www.jamesjean.com/












6 comments:

David Rosen said...

Also Check out his blog is http://www.processrecess.com/

Natasha Newton said...

Impressive stuff! Very interesting.

David Rosen said...

Yeah if you explore his site I really like the brite colored illustrations. Thinking about buying a print.

Anonymous said...

his new work seems to be really ripping of his teacher
(the superior artist) Thomas Woodruff see thomaswoodruff.com

David Rosen said...

Teachers and students of the arts borrow from each others style all the time. In art school I have seen teachers rip from students as well. I think both Thomas Woodruff and James Jean are extremely talented. But I think their styles are very different. There is definitely influence there and that is what teachers do. Influence. I will definitely be featuring Thomas Woodruffs work.

Jennifer J said...

NO, really Mr. Rosen, this I believe is different. Have a real look at what Jean did with his EXCAVATION painting on his blog, and compare it to Woodruff's FREAK PARADE. Read his responses to people calling him on it, and how cocky and evasive he sounds, then tell me this "genius" isn't a bit a theif. James "Genius" has mad technical skills, no doubt, but no teeth, no content, and it seems like he has a little life if he has to steal visual poetry so specific and directly as he did from Woodruff's PARADE project (of which I'm certain he is aware).
I don't understand his spell of his slick skill and little else, and now his ego seems to have no bounds. That's the only justifcation for EXCAVATION, in many people's opinion.