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 […]
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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.
Instagram recently introduced their video feature, not many people were getting too excited over it. But, one month after the update, much more people are appreciating and using it. Artists, galleries, art collectors and enthusiasts are only some of them. While the old photo feature was very helpful when it comes to sharing new works, projects, plans, sketches, the video feature gives IG users a chance to explore things deeper, show more details, show the creative process, literally show wider picture of things, and even […]
For those who missed out on the sold out limited edition catalogue from James Jean (interviewed) detailing his show earlier this year at New York’s Tilton Gallery (covered), here is your chance to get ahold of a digital version. Pressure Printing recently released the Parallel Lives iBook (here), which not only provides an overview of the stellar set of works he created for the exhibition, but also includes fascinating and extensive in-process photos of the paintings. For those interested, take a look at more preview images below and head over […]
As the followup exhibition to a highly successful and popular solo presentation by Jen Stark, Martha Otero presents a group show featuring artists from its solid roster, as well as some additional guests. Named after the Roman writer, architect, engineer, and soldier, Vitruvius includes work by Jonathan Brand, Gregory Euclide, Jacob Hashimoto, James Jean, Saelee Oh, Alexander Tarrant, and Eric White. Vitruvius was a esteemed and revered renaissance man who kept to the spirit of the past, but with a innovative and creative drive that […]
Last night, James Jean (interviewed) premiered his latest body of work at New York’s Tilton Gallery. Entitled Parallel Lives, this amazing collection of works demonstrated the full spectrum of talent and techniques that makes James one of the hottest artists over the past decade. Hours before the opening, hundreds of people were lined to get in to see the show and to grab a copy of the limited edition monograph (here). As previewed in our studio visit and installation shots, this recent series is a variable cornucopia […]
For those of you who weren’t able to make it to the James Jean’s (interviewed) show opening tonight at the Tilton Gallery in New York, you have another way to get a look at the work. Pressure Printing has just released the catalog documenting Parallel Lives in an edition of 1000 that’s signed and numbered. There’s 56 glorious pages reproducing every drawing, painting and mixed media work in the show (which we gave you a glimpse of in our studio visit). Purchase it here now for only $38 if you are […]