James Jean’s “Rebus” at Martha Otero

March 25, 2011

Numerous blogs and Web sites have been covering alumnus James Jean‘s (BFA 2001 Illustration) first major fine-art exhibition, “Rebus,” on view at Martha Otero in Los Angeles, through Saturday, April 30. Arrested Motion and Juxtapoz both previewed the exhibition with sneak-peek installation shots; images from the opening night can be seen at Giant Robot; while Popowl describes Jean’s meticulous line work in his drawings as “phenomenal.” Beautiful Decay says that Jean is, “one of the few artists that has emerged out of the illustration/street art/comic book world who is successfully transitioning into the fine art community.”


The LA Times blog uses “Rebus” as a news hook to discuss Jean’s collaboration with the brand OVM, with whom he’s created a collection of, “Japanese-made print scarves entitled ‘Lotus War’ featuring his ethereal figures crawling into an anamorphic skull.” Other sites from the blogosphere feature numerous images from the exhibition, including Not Cot, Living Proof , Green Vine Image, Hype Beast, Twelvez, Daily Art Fixx and Curbs and Stoops. To see more installation images from “Rebus,” visit our Facebook gallery.


Images: James Jean’s “Rebus” at Martha Otero, courtesy of the artist.

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