James Jean: Everlasting SPIRAL
12 November 2023 until eventually 12 February 2023
Contemporary Art Museum (MAM)
4777 Binjiang Avenue
Pudong New Spot
Everlasting spiral, the initially big museum exhibition in china of artist James Jean, opens tomorrow at Present day Artwork Museum (MAM) shanghai and will run for 3 months. The exhibition will attribute far more than 200 works spanning far more than 20 many years in James Jean’s career, such as portray, sculptures, sketches and prints This all encompassing glimpse at the artist’s oeuvre offers audiences a chance to knowledge the depths of Jean’s seemingly unlimited creativity. Everlasting Spiral will make it possible for audiences to carefully technique the workshop of this dream weaver whose sources span from anime and comics to Dutch Renaissance painting and silk scroll paintings.
An exhibition of extra than 200 works by James Jean will open up on 12 November at Contemporary Art Museum Shanghai, the first big museum exhibition in China by the acclaimed artist.
Eternal Spiral, curated by Robin Peckham, will run for three months until finally 12 February 2023 and will feature additional than 200 will work by James Jean spanning a creative interval of much more than 20 years, with large scale paintings, sculptures, animations, prints, sketches and color reports, as perfectly as a amount of scarce sketchbooks from his early years as an artist.
The exhibition will deal with a few floors of the exhibition hall in Present day Art Museum Shanghai. Various of the will work, which include 5 paintings designed this year, will be uncovered for the first time, with quite a few some others under no circumstances acquiring been exhibited in China right before now. This all-encompassing glance at the artist’s work will give audiences a opportunity to practical experience the depths of Jean’s seemingly unlimited imagination.
James Jean is a multi-disciplinary visible artist whose will work take a look at creativity and fact via narrative-pushed, layered compositions. The textures, styles, influences, and symbols he incorporates are indicative of his international worldview, drawing upon European Renaissance paintings, Japanese woodblock prints, Chinese silk scroll paintings, anime, and comics. As properly as lots of paintings, sculptures and sketches, Everlasting Spiral will characteristic additional than 100 prints, which include film posters of Almost everything In all places All At Once and the Oscar-profitable film The Condition of H2o.
10 sketchbooks from the early years of James Jean’s portray vocation are incorporated in the exhibition, as effectively as hundreds of sketches and color experiments of his imaginative works, which will allow for audiences to delve into the artist’s imaginative approach and witness the methods of each masterpiece’s completion, as nicely as the artwork kinds to which painting can prolong. Of unique curiosity will be five big scale animations which will make it possible for viewers to interact with the figures and imagery in the paintings up close, to dive into the artist’s head and to dissect the dreamlike world as he blends Japanese and Western cultures, mythological and philosophical imagery.
Shai Baitel, Inventive Director at the Modern Artwork Museum (MAM) Shanghai provides: “Though his deft command of narrative and a deep interest in human imagination, James Jean has produced an ingenious visible language that touches on good art, cinema, and manner — amongst numerous other people — whilst trying to find to bridge the realms of desires and truth. His trans disciplinary body of function is prolific and boundary blurring, putting historic tradition in conversation with modern encounter. Resonating with the ethos of MAM Shanghai, Jean’s get the job done is a cultural bridge involving various disciplines, mediums, and nationalities.”
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