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Essentials: James Jean

James Jean’s art may seem unnerving at first, yet it’s his acute ability to narrate such abstruse

James Jean‘s art may seem unnerving at first, yet it’s his acute ability to narrate such abstruse concepts with meticulous detail that’s harnessed a loyal following, with the likes of Prada, ESPN and DC Comics among his fan base. Utilizing a variety of mixed-media styles with painting and drawing as core techniques, the Taiwanese-American toys with temperaments of life and death, enlisting mythical caricatures, morbid illustrations, and promiscuous symbols as accomplices in his work. We got a chance to catch up with the California-based artist for our Essentials series as he shared with us a list of must-haves he cannot omit. Alongside a plethora of stationary, the Killspencer Veil iPhone 5 case as part of the James Jean OVM line is also featured, alongside a moleskin sketchbook that showcases his dynamic Pen & Paper. Elsewhere Jean opts for a Killspencer Special Ops Backpack to keep his necessities safe and waterproof, and a banana by his side to keep those serotonin levels up.

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