Using house paint, lacquer, spray paint, and oil James Jean (featured here and here) completed his second mural ever at the first edition of Pow!Wow! Taiwan. The mural entitled Paradise depicts Taiwanese macaques tumbling in a “paradise/prison of man’s making.” As he did in Pow!Wow! Hawaii only a few months ago, Jean shows his ability to transfer his unique illustrative style to a larger canvas. Here’s a few views of the process:
James Jean is a Taiwanese American visual artist known for his vibrant paintings and commercial work. Jean describes his illustrations as, “These excavations into the subconscious are fraught with the misfires, inconsistencies, and contradictions of a dream.” As viewers we are placed into the fantasy of Jean’s dream world where faces grow from cabbages, and arteries are harvested like firewood. Here’s a selection of some of his most recent works.
For more examples of James Jean’s work, see his website here