In James Jean's work, oriental elements border tightly knotted accumulations of paint and translucent shapes in a heavy atmosphere. The brightly coloured flowing lines are contrasting with the elements fighting against a strength drawing them downward. Don't be fooled by the sweet colours, you might get lost in a dark haze...
James Jean, Ballad, Acrylic and oil on Rives BFK, 41 x 60", 2008
James Jean, Shattered, Oil and pastel on Rives BFK, 41 x 60", 2008
James Jean, Chinamasta, Oil on two canvases, 60 x 96", 2009
James Jean, Willowhorse, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 60 x 72", 2008
James Jean, Tango, Oil on two canvases, 60 x 96", 2009