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September 1, 2011 1:38 PM   Subscribe

West LA artist David Jien makes art equally informed by Chinese scrolls, Nintendo games, Lego instructions and graffiti.
posted by griphus (5 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by beefetish at 1:51 PM on September 1, 2011


Some of these look oddly like the US covers of Stanislaw Lem books from the 60s/70s.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:39 PM on September 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


It looks like he's very influenced by Paul Noble, who draws massive-scale pictures of towns with messages hidden in them. Here's a link to a Guardian article about him.

Jian's work seems... nice. Very graphic, if that's your bag. I'm big into art, and I'm also interested to see what comes up as a FPP - but I'm yet to see anything that's really interesting. Contemporary art does a lot of projects that are just right out there (music made by fish and a rainbow made of lasers, to name two) but it seems that what makes it onto the Blue are, mainly, pretty conservative. I mean, this is no shit machine. But it is a lot prettier.
posted by The River Ivel at 4:49 PM on September 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


I enjoyed that and I was all ready to hate it.
posted by bonobothegreat at 7:59 PM on September 1, 2011


His use of colors reminds me of Mughal art. The horses look very Tang though.
posted by of strange foe at 9:28 AM on September 2, 2011


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