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.
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