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Openings: James Jean – “Rebus” @ Martha Otero

After presenting AM readers with teasers, updates, studio visits/previews, and  exhibition set-up posts on James Jean’s Rebus show, the moment of truth has finally arrived and the glorious payoff is in sight.  The artist’s first solo exhibition in his hometown of Los Angeles has opened (up until April 23) at West Hollywood’s Martha Otero and includes paintings, drawings, sketchbook spreads, sculpture, editioned scarves, and wall installations. Jean creates a immersive experience that feels like a romanticized dream where the environment is in colorful decay from […]

Set-up/Installation: James Jean – “Rebus” @ Martha Otero

As many of us have been anticipating, James Jean’s first solo show in Los Angeles will be opening in about a week.  We provided a preview of the art work in the show, now here is a sneak peak at how they will be presented.  Jean hand painted an entire wall in the gallery, providing a immersive background for the exhibition, in his signature flowing lines.  Be at Martha Otero on the evening of March 12, as Rebus opens to the public. See more set-up […]
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Studio Visits / Preview: James Jean – “Rebus” @ Martha Otero

As you may know, James Jean (interviewed) has an upcoming show enititled “Rebus” at Martha Otero on March 12th. What you may not know is that this body of work has been over two years in the making. Since his groundbreaking show “Kindling” at Jonathan Levine, James has been expanding his style to a body of work that’s larger in scale and looser in composition. AM had a chance to stop by and hang out at his Los Angeles studio last year where he was already neck […]
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Releases: James Jean – “Liber Novus” Limited Edition Print

Even though he has his hands full with a solo exhibition coming up this March in Los Angeles, James Jean has found time to release something for his fans.  Liber Novus is now available as limited edition print.  Here are the details: Edition of 50 17″ x 22″ (image size 16 x 20″) Beautifully reproduced with archival pigment ink on Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper. Features accents of genuine Palladium Leaf Hand signed, numbered, and custom embossed. Cost: $200 Detail images of print after the jump…
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Update: James Jean – “Rebus” @ Martha Otero

We now have some more info to share with you after first bringing you news of a Los Angeles exhibition from James Jean (interviewed) the other day. Entitled Rebus and opening on March 12th, the much anticipated showing at Martha Otero will feature eight large scale paintings, one of which can be seen above and one from our previous post.  Apparently, Ninja from Die Antwoord is a fan of the piece above entitled Tiger as he was born in the year of the tiger. More […]

Teaser: James Jean – Solo Exhibition @ Martha Otero

Here’s some big news to ring in the new year.  James Jean (interviewed) will have his first solo exhibition of his fine art career in Los Angeles at Martha Otero.  Although the exact date is not yet released, it will be in March. Following up his highly acclaimed Kindling at Jonathan Levine in 2009 (covered), we hear the artist will be scaling it up with larger canvases featuring his unique mix of romantic, classical, youthful, sometimes surreal, and nostalgic paintings.  Keep an eye out as […]