Fans of James Jean (interviewed) may remember his recent work with Linkin Park on the cover of their new album (covered). While wokring on the concepts and fleshing out the imagery for that project, the gifted artist filled up one of his sketchbooks with some pretty amazing drawings. Take a look at more photos over on Hypebeast as well as some more samples below… Photo credit: Sean Marc Lee / Hypebeast. Discuss James Jean here.
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Last week, the first POW! WOW! Taiwan wrapped up successfully as invited artists finished public works throughout the capital city of Taipei. With the main event based in Hawaii (see 2014), it looks like the crew behind this annual art retreat will be branching out to different parts of the world. Taipei’s version featured some familiar faces and some new talent, including some local artists. We have already shared photos of James Jean’s impressive wall and an associated show from Brendan Monroe & Evah Fan, […]
Only few months after creating his first ever outdoors mural for their event in Honolulu (covered), James Jean (interviewed) was invited to join the POW! WOW! family at their first edition of POW! WOW! Taiwan. Designated an old rugged wall at the Taipei Zoo, the Taiwanese American visual artist fought the elements and created this impressive mural titled Paradise. Using house paint, lacquer, spray paint, and oil, he painted this fantastic 43′ x 17′ piece showing “Taiwanese macaques tumble in a paradise/prison of man’s making.” Giving a sharp […]
The year was 1994, Pulp Fiction was ruling the box office, The Beastie Boys were blasting Sabotage and a group of artists out in sunny California were brainstorming on how to start a Kustom Kulture magazine, that (unbeknownst to them) would eventually go on to be the most widely distributed and influential art magazine in the world. Famed painter Robert Williams (originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico) was riding a California wave, while collaborator, Fausto Vitello, was ripping with his Thrasher Magazine success, and with some key […]
With the release scheduled for next month (June 17th), it’s time to tell you about James Jean’s (interviewed) latest project – working on Linkin Park ‘s new album artwork. If you remember, he also created Taleb Kweli’s cover art back in 2012. The latest effort from Jean sees the American rock band working off the sublime sketches (seen below) from the artist, currently on sabbatical somewhere in Asia, and utilizing 3D modeling to create the images seen in promotion as well as on the cover […]
Last weekend, the Oakland Museum of California opened a new exhibition, entitled SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the art and culture magazine Giant Robot. Along with a diverse selection of GR branded paraphenalia and publications, artists who have been involved with them over the years contributed original artwork as well as some wall murals. Fans saw a diverse collection of works from artists like Ako Castuera, Sean Chao, Luke Chueh, Hamburger Eyes, Andrew Hem, James Jean, kozyndan, Masakatsu Sashie, Shizu Saldamando, Rob Sato, Amy Sol, Deth P. Sun, Adrian Tomine, and David Choe. Congrats to Eric Nakamura […]
James Jean was one of the secret surprises of this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii festival in Honolulu. The American artist was invited to the event as a guest first, but once he arrived to the island, he decided to try out his skills in creating a large scale mural for the first time in his career. It was very interesting seeing the way he transferred his signature illustrative style onto a big wall, using only red paint and a brush, but the result was impressive. […]
James Jean (interviewed) recently shared the first painting for 2014 that he has been working on. Fans of the talented artist have probably noticed that he has been on a sabbatical recently and anxiously await his return to the gallery scene – hopefully this will be the year. In the meantime, 2013 saw the release of his iBook, the revival of his Instagram, a new tumblr site showcasing new and old works. Discuss James Jean here.
More stories from the week that ended on Nov 10 (click on bolded words for more information): Newly completed piece from James Jean – Enoki II – on three canvases, sized at 72″ x 90″ Nazi-looted art valued at over a billion dollars discovered in Munich apartment during raid. Bavarian authorities handling case under sharp criticism. Family spots their painting on TV and puts in a claim. Knoedler and Company may have knowingly bought fakes. Cornell University to return 10,000 ancient tablets that may have […]
Fans of the incomparable James Jean (interviewed) probably have noticed that he has been on a sabbatical recently. But, the good news is there have been signs of life recently. Along with the release of his iBook, and the revival of his Instagram (including a cool animation), he also recently shared a new tumblr site showcasing new and old works. Head over there now to check out all the goodness, some of which is sampled below… Discuss James Jean here.