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James Jean

Born in 1979 in Taiwan, and raised in New Jersey, James Jean was educated at the School of Visual Arts in New York and moved to Los Angeles in 2003, where he currently lives and works. In a ceaseless torrent of images, his finely wrought and narrative-driven work has captured the attention of a worldwide audience including the admiration of other artists, designers, and filmmakers. Renowned for his draftsmanship and imagination, Jean’s work has been featured in print, fabric, large-scale installations, and animation. His influences include various sources such as Japanese Woodblock prints, Northern Renaissance paintings and etchings, Chinese scroll paintings, Shanghai advertising posters, comics, anatomical charts, and vintage printed ephemera. Jean’s images evoke a sense of fantasy and the subconscious, seductive in their delicacy and sensuality.

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