For the lucky people who will be gracing California with their presence in the near future , James Jean, one of my favorite illustrators, has new paintings on view at JANM (Japanese American National Museum) until Jan 24th 2010.
Those who know his body of work, this is not to be missed! For others who are not familiar… click the link below and enjoy!
Talk about putting us to shame. In less than 10 years this talent has managed to win several awards, published 4 books, worked for DC Comics, The New York Times, Spin, Target, Prada just had his first solo exhibit in Jonathan LeVine Gallery and is just thirty years old. I feel weird to be inspired by someone so young, but if you’ve seen the body of work James Jean has accumulated, you would become an instant fan also.
This may also depend on the type of art you love. Mr. Jean draws you in with colors and animation, if you take a longer look, the dark story behind some of his piece starts to show. With the colors and his use of children or animated characters, most likely kids will be attracted to James creations, but his pieces are definitely not G rated.
If you visit the bio page on his website, there is nothing except for the year he was born (1979-). It is obvious that he is not one for many words, but his art says everything. We should look forward to seeing you pretty often in the future Mr.J.
Who would put Band-Aids on Kate Moss if she was hurt? Cédric Rivrain is his name, combining beauty and anatomical studies is game. The son of a doctor, this illustrator uses bandages as ornaments, jewelry or as a garments in his sketches.
Rivrain has sketched for John Galliano, Martine Sitbon, work for magazines like Dazed, Tokion, and Numéo. Even though his first solo exhibit in Paris has just finished, I’m quite sure this will not be the last one. Maybe he’ll use gauze next time.
The further East I go, the more shoes I love. London’s Fall’09 collections failed to please me, but Milan’s accessories, made up for that. Extremely high heels and platforms ruled the catwalks in Milan.
Add outrageous amounts of bangles, oversize sunglasses and statement handbags to hold all of the above, you get a woman who is not to be reckoned with.
It seems as though each designer wanted to make more of a statement using the shoes in their collection than the clothes this coming spring.
Giambattista Valli gave us a new form of platform and sexy pumps rolled up into one, that had to be over 5 inches high. ”Pile it on,” was what the heels for Louis Vuitton would say, if they can speak. Dolce & Gabbana created training heels for us this Spring and Prada and Marni wanted us to wear socks or tights with their creations. With the economy being the way it is right now, designers couldn’t hold back, they had to give us more than the clothes to chose from.
We get more wear out of our shoes, than clothes anyway, so when you buy one of the unique pair of shoes from your favorite designer this spring, know this, you’ll be walking in a pair of art pieces.