James Jean: OVM x Blitz @ Lane Crawford, Hong KongJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012
Lane Crawford BLITZ is thrilled to host acclaimed visual artist, James Jean (December 2010 cover artist) to Hong Kong this 24th to 26th October. The celebrated artist and designer will launch his highly sought-after OVM line of jewellery and accessories for the first time in store, as well as a special collection of scarves, pouches and iphone veils in a custom design exclusively for BLITZ Lane Crawford. Titled “Velum,” the collaboration reflects the lyrical and intricately layered imagery that defines the signature of his style.
Jean will be on hand to exhibit his talent, transforming the BLITZ Canton Road space into his world of fantasy and enchantment as he personally paints and designs the space that will serve as an installation and a home to showcase his collection.
A bit of text from Jean:
There is a ghost that lives in the glass house. She was known as Wellym long ago, since modernized to Velum, but her friends call her Vel for short. When she lived in the forest, her hair grew long and wild, and she subsisted on a diet of hibiscus, Angelica, black sesame, tear grass, and Mugwort. No rock or sharpened stick could cut her hair, so it grew and grew. Her hair grew so long and was so strong that it eventually rooted itself into the forest, turning into the trees, the rocks, and the streams. Each strand of hair was a nerve ending, so she could feel every breeze through the pines, every footfall on the rocks, every antler scrape on the bark, and every lightening strike. One day, a glass house appeared in the forest. Vel was entranced by the beauty of the house and wanted to live inside of it, protected from the rain, the wolves, and the sensations of the forest. But she was entangled in all that was around her. So she carved a comb out of bone and started brushing. She slowly worked each strand out of the soil, and, after many lifetimes, she was finally able to enter the glass house, close the door behind her, and embrace the silence.