Collab. with Netflix and legendary filmmaker Guillermo del Toro.
“When Guillermo del Toro asked me to make the poster for this film, I was honored and excited to create something that could encapsulate the depth of feeling and labor of love that went into its production. He told me the film was inspired by his own relationship with his father. His Pinocchio is about what it means to be a good father, a bad father, and live in a world where fathers can learn to love you for who you are. At the heart of the film is the fusion, the dance of creation, between Geppetto and Pinocchio. I wanted to show Pinocchio stepping out into the world, literally leaping out of the picture frame, and Geppetto having difficulty letting go. The characters are under the protection of the Blue Fairy who looms above, wings outstretched.”
Dimensions: 23 x 14 inches
Medium: Archival print on Moab Entrada 290gsm, acid-free cotton rag paper. Printed by Static Medium.
Provenance: Comes with Post Modern Vandal certificate of authenticity.
Edition: Open Edition
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.