James Jean’s art manifests a keen observation and awesome dexterity with his tools. These pages from his sketchbook are so full of details so effortlessly laid out, like eye candy.
"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….Using pictorial conventions from such varied sources 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 its delicacy and sensuality…."
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