The Skippers leap among the cumulus clouds, the air thick with butterflies and drops of nectar. Like a pair of electrons occupying the same molecular orbital, they have opposite spins, creating a magnetic moment of push and pull that allows them to float forever in the firmament.
Dimensions: 26 x 20 inches
Medium: Archival 310 gsm 100% cotton-rag paper with archival pigment-based ink. Sculptural glass-like details and enhancements, crystalline finishes and holographic linework. Intricately detailed and dimensional chop.
Provenance: Hand-signed, embossed, and hand-numbered by the artist. Comes with gallery certificate of authenticity.
Edition: Limited Edition of 977 (#203/977)
In his large-scale paintings, James Jean depicts detailed cosmological worlds filled with allegorical and contemporary imagery. He incorporates elements of traditional Chinese and Japanese scroll paintings, Japanese woodblock prints, Renaissance portraiture, comic books, and anime into these complex compositions. As he experiments with such different styles and art historical genres, Jean diminishes the boundary between new and old, and between Eastern and Western artmaking. He has also worked as an award-winning cover illustrator for Marvel and DC Comics and collaborated with brands (Prada, Apple) and musicians (My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park) on commercial projects. Jean has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Seoul, and Tokyo, among other cities. He has designed film posters for Darren Aronofsky’s Mother!, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, and Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049.