He is one of today's original artists who introduces his world to us from different windows and combines the digital world with traditional art with the techniques he uses. He is the person I've been waiting for every job for 4 years, as if I'm following an ongoing story. The textures he uses, the comfort of the lines, their deformations and color choices create a flowing visual. He is an artist who renews himself every year and is open to innovations, with a name that shows us his own art through his collaborations on branding it at many different points, and is growing day by day.
Jean was born in Taiwan and raised in New Jersey. During his education, he explored various forms of artistic expression, including piano and trumpet. He attended the New York School of Visual Arts, which he graduated in 2001. In 2001, Jean became the cover artist for DC Comics and Marvel Comics, winning seven Eisner awards, three consecutive Harvey awards, two gold medals and a silver from the Los Angeles Association of Illustrators, and a gold medal from the Illustrators Association. He also worked in the field of advertising and contributed to many national and international publications. His clients included Time Magazine, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, ESPN, Atlantic Records, Target, Linkin Park, Playboy, Knopf, Prada. He did the cover art for the comic series Fables and The Umbrella Academy, for which he won six Eisner Awards for "Best Cover Artist". In 2006, he won the Best Artist award at the World Fantasy Awards. He also did the album cover for My Chemical Romance's 2006 album The Black Parade. In 2008, Jean retired from illustration projects to focus on painting. Combining abstract figuration with loose, gestural signs, Jean creates layered compositions that evoke personal or collective experiences. His dreamy and sometimes confusing works draw on art historical predecessors with the expression of boundless narratives in time and space, and ranging from Baroque painting traditions to Japanese woodblock prints and Chinese silk scroll paintings.
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