Best of 2013: James Jean, February 2013

Vault // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
For the rest of the month, we are looking back on some of our favorite features from our print edition. Today, we look at the February 2013 cover story with James Jean. At the time, James Jean retired, then didn’t really retire at all. In a similar vein of Michael Jordan, who retired from one phase of his career only to return stronger and more well-equipped to dominate once again, Jean left the illustration world behind in 2008, redefining himself as one of the most talented and intriguing fine artists of his generation...

James Jean's 'Frog Licker'

Erotica // Thursday, August 15, 2013
A favorite of ours over here at Juxtapoz, James Jean bring us this new bizarrely erotica piece entitled 'Frog Licker'. Created earlier this year, this small rendering, measuring 5 x 8" was created with ink on paper and expresses the intricacy of his signature style. Love. 

The Pond, The Mirror, The Kaleidoscope @ School of Visual Arts, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 26, 2013
This summer, the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City will focus on the neo-Symbolist movement with the exhibition The Pond, The Mirror, The Kaleidoscope, a collection of 30 paintings, drawings and sculptures from emerging and established graduates from one of the the leading art schools in the US.  Curated by Thomas Woodruff, chair of the BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department and respected artist in his own right, the show will feature both names familiar to Juxtapoz such as James Jean, Mu Pan, and Timothy Okamura, but also some of our favorites in Mark Lang, Sakura Maku, and Martin Wittfooth.

James Jean: “PARALLEL LIVES” IBOOK

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 12, 2013
February 2013 cover artist James Jean has teamed up with Pressure Printing to bring his Parallel Lives exhibition to life... er, to iLives. Parallel Lives has just been released as an iBook, "a 58-page collection cataloging James Jean’s 2013 New York solo show at Jack Tilton Gallery. The book contains 47 plates reproducing every drawing, painting and mixed media work in the show. The digital edition includes full-screen, Retina-resolution images and 179 additional process photographs."

Preview: James Jean "Parallel Lives" @t Jack Tilton Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 09, 2013
We love how this works out. Our February 2013 issue, about to hit newsstands and featuring cover art by James Jean, previewed a bunch of the artwork that will go on display tonight, January 9 at Jack Tilton Gallery in NYC. For the occasion, we picked out a few of our personal favorites from the show to preview for you today...

Issue Preview: February 2013 w/ James Jean, Matthew Barney, and Lance Mountain

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 07, 2013
Today, we announce our February 2013 issue, featuring our old friend James Jean, who is set to open a new body of work at Jack Tilton Gallery in NYC on January 9, 2013. February 2013 also features our very special (and limited edition cover, more on that tomorrow) project with famed artist Matthew Barney and skateboard legend Lance Mountain. We document Mountain's ride on a Barney-designed skate deck (part of the Drawing Restraint 19 series), at the Ride It Sculpture Park in Detroit as part of Juxtapoz ongoing collaboration with Power House Productions.

Teaser: James Jean "Parallel Lives" @ Jack Tilton, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 21, 2012
Sure, we get excited about the holiday season, but we are already getting excited about 2013. One reason is that Juxtapoz has something cooking with James Jean, and we are extremely excited about his new exhibitiion, Parallel Lives, opening at Jack Tilton Gallery in NYC on January 9, 2013. James sent us a little teaser this morning as a little good holiday gift for us, and of course, for you our readers. Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks...

James Jean's Mural @ Lane Crawford, Hong Kong

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 29, 2012
We wrote on the site back in October about James Jean launching his OVM line of jewellery at Lane Crawford in Hong Kong, and he just posted on his site about the mural he painted in conjunction with the launch. The 80" piece was created with Velum. Graphite, Ink, and Digital, and of course, is pretty damn epic in the James Jean style.

James Jean: OVM x Blitz @ Lane Crawford, Hong Kong

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 23, 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.

Gin & Juice: Schoultz, Peterson, Jean, Christian and Colman @ Ivory & Black, London

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 25, 2012
Pedro Matos and the Ivory & Black Gallery in London are getting set for a strong group exhibition this June 15, with Juxtapoz stalwarts Andrew Schoultz, Cleon Peterson, James Jean, Ryan Travis Christian, and Richard Colman making up the Gin & Juice show. Good title, we think.
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