James Jean is one of those artists who fascinate, a creator of a universe so rich and unique that we first scarcely dare to put our head round the door, whilst being drawn inextricably inside and toward abandon.
Indeed, the romantic and lyrical realm of this artist born in Taiwan is a celebration of childhood dreams and fairytales, inhabited by elfin creatures and chubby children. Now based in Los Angeles, the discreet young man became a freelance Illustrator in 2001 after graduating from the prestigious School of Visual Art of New York. With his talent and originality, he has indeed been courted by pop culture (he has worked for the NY Times, Rolling Stones, Warner Bros and D.C. Comics) and the Fashion Industry (with collaborations with Nike, Prada and Phillip Lim and a try at scarf prints). But for seven years, James Jean has decided to dedicate himself to his personal projects including paintings, book illustration and exhibitions.