James Jean

Descendent Verdigris


Thwarting notions of time and place, James Jean collapses eclectic, culture-crashing references into enthralling fantasy. The motif of a free-falling figure recurs throughout his oeuvre, speaking to the idea of floating in between — untethered to any particular place or reality.

Descendent Verdigris, a bronze edition of 50, extends this analogy. Each sculpture is finished with a painstakingly hand-applied recreation of the blue-green patina formed naturally on the surface of oxidised metals; an innovative, multifaceted finish that echoes the character’s own liminal condition.

Edition size
50 editions
33.5cm x 15.5cm x 15.5cm
Bronze sculpture with a verdigris finish and a circular mirrored base.
The base of each sculpture is engraved with the edition number and artist’s signature.
Release date
September 23, 2021
Behind the scenes
More about James Jean

James Jean was born in 1979 in Taipei, Taiwan, and moved to New Jersey, USA with his family at a young age. He now lives and works in Los Angeles.